Remember, some databases will provide information for a large range of topics, while others will be more focused to the topic you are interested in.

Database Name Description

Academic Search Complete

Academic search complete is a database covering a huge range of topics. You will find material related to building services and often (but not always) you will get a link to the full text article in PDF format.

Abstracts in New Technology and Engineering (ANTE)

Abstracts in New Technology and Engineering monitors publications from the U.K. and the U.S. in the areas of engineering, information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology and medical technology. It is updated monthly and up to 20,000 records are added per year.

Business Source Complete

Business source complete is another wide ranging database but you will find building services related material. Once again, some of the information will be available in full text PDF format.

Engineering Village

 As the name suggests Engineering Village is a database that provides access to up to date information for all branches of engineering.


Info4education provided by IHS is a huge resource for all aspects of construction and engineering. All the information found on this database is provided by reputable organisations and all the information found is in full text PDF format.

 Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library

 The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library is mainly a resource for civil engineering but you will find some information related to building services.

Knovel Library

Knovel Library is a fantastic resource for all aspects of engineering. It includes many whole books which are broken into sections available in full text PDF files.

NSAI - National Standards Authority of Ireland 

The NSAI database provides access to a large collection of standards from both the NSAI and the ISO (International Organisation for Standardization).

-You'll find some British Standards related to construction in the info4education database.

 Science Direct

 Science Direct is one of the largest databases subscribed to by the library. In it you will find information on all topics, including architecture. Many of the results you find will be available in full text.

If you need any help accessing any of these databases please drop into Bolton Street Library or contact us at 01 402 3681 or

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