Thursday, November 23, 2006

Women and architecture



Amongst the latest resources added to the Intute suite of web resources is the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries' selected bibliography on women and architecture. This website includes reference sources, indexes, internet sites, film and video, and books and periodical articles. There are also links to selected bibliographies on women and landscape and women and interior design.
Link: http://library.nevada.edu/arch/rsrce/resguide/archwom.html
Access: Free

19th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers



House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1800-1901 are now available online via Athens. Comprising nearly 6,000 volumes and over 4 million pages, the papers cover subjects as diverse as the abolition of the slave trade, growth of the railways, war and conquest, and industrial development. Bills, House of Commons Papers, Command Papers, treaties, census data, and committee reports are all included.
Link: http://parlipapers.chadwyck.com
Access: Athens

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Architecture Scotland website



Architecture Scotland is a new website from 'Prospect' magazine which aims to profile the best of Scottish architecture, together with general architecture news and building reviews. It includes email bulletins enabling you to keep in touch with what's happening in the industry and a diary of forthcoming events.
Link: http://www.architecturescotland.co.uk

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Streets in the sky



The Intute online service for Arts and the Humanities has a 'Limelight' feature this month on high rise architecture in Britain from the post-war modernist blocks to the latest glass shards which so many British cities are planning.
Link: http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/cgi-bin/limelight.pl?id=103

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

'Map Designers' seminar


An unusual seminar is being held in Glasgow at the Lighthouse on Friday 17 November. Organisers the British Cartographic Society are particularly keen to attract art, design and architecture students for a discussion with cartographic designers on how to make maps 'effective, exciting, irresistible and readable'. The cost of the seminar is just £15 for students.
Link: http://www.cartography.org.uk/Pages/Latest/DGEvent.html

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Self-help books



Following suggestions from Student Support, the Library has recently purchased a selection of books about coping with a range of commonly-experienced mental health issues. All the books are available for loan, and a list of what we've bought so far can be found at:
Link: http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/library/news/mentalhealth.html
Access: Free