Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2008 Mackintosh School of Architecture dissertations

This year's undergraduate architectural dissertations have now been added to stock and are available for consultation. The Library holds copies of these dissertations back to the early 1970s, and the collection represents a tremendous resource covering an enormous range of subjects. Full details are on the library's online catalogue.
Access: Ask at library desk

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bibliography of Birmingham

Birmingham City University's Strategic Development Research Unit has published an annotated bibliography of the city's built environment, spanning the medieval era to the present. Available on the web as a pdf, the 12,000 word listing is interesting not just for its content, but also an illustration of how to structure a list of references about one city.
Access: Free

Friday, July 25, 2008

Historical maps online

The National Library of Scotland has made yet more of its map collection freely available online: all 2143 sheets of the Ordnance Survey's six-inch to the mile maps from the 1840s to the 1880s have now been added to its website. The collection represents the earliest and most detailed maps for the whole of Scotland, as almost all man-made and natural features are recorded in this uniquely important topographic and cartographic record.
Access: Free