Subject guide for Architecture, Urban Studies & Planning and Landscape

Key resources Where to study
Use StarPlus to find online and print materials including books, journals and databases. Architecture books are held in the Architecture Collection, situated off the Main Hall in Western Bank Library. All this material has the prefix AR before the shelfmark. You may also find extra copies in the Information Commons.
Use myResource Lists to find materials on your reading lists.

The Information Commons and Western Bank Library hold material covering geography, town and regional planning, landscape architecture, environmental studies and urban studies. Where possible titles may be available as ebooks.

Print copies of architecture, planning and landscape journals are located in Western Bank Library.

The Information Commons provides a range of study environments, including bookable group study rooms and silent study space.

Information about our other sites

Key databases Useful web resources
Avery index to architectural periodicals via ProQuest - Index of journal articles on architecture since 1934. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
DETAIL Inspiration - Image and reference database of architecture projects from DETAIL magazine. Landscape Institute
ENDS Report - An online magazine, covering environmental issues and policies. Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

RIBA library online catalogue - Online catalogue indexing architectural periodicals and other materials. 

Scopus - Multi-disciplinary database.

Useful websites for Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Web of Science - Multi-disciplinary database.

Other useful databases
Key reference and data sources Maps
International encyclopedia of housing and home

Digimap via EDINA

Western Bank Library holds an extensive reference collection of maps including coverage of the whole of the UK at scales of 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 and local maps at scales of 1:10,000 and 1:2,500. Maps at a scale of 1:500 and 1:1,250 are available for the Sheffield area only. There is a wide range of historical maps (mainly 1850s onward).

Information literacy Contacts and News
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Urban Studies and Planning

Your Liaison Librarian is Liam Bullingham

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