Interior Architecture & Design

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Interior Architecture & Design

The resources listed here will help you to make a good start with your research.

You can find ebooks on Discovery, but you can search the full text of the books by using the individual services. 

An ebook collection covering animation, game development, fashion & textiles, design & illustration, photography, architecture & interiors and more. Explore key topics as well as search and browse books.  Additional features include an interactive world map of architecture, time-line and images of key buildings and museum objects.

A key source of up-to-date technical information for the architecture and construction industries. Information includes building regulations, advice notes, British Standards, government reports as well as journal articles, e.g. from the Architects' Journal and books such as the Metric Handbook. You can also link out to the AJ website and read digital editions of the Architects' Journal. Watch the video to find out how.

You can access Architect's Journal from 2014 onwards for the University of Portsmouth.

If you are looking for books containing technical information this is a particularly useful resource.

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fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Contains full text books in many subject areas.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The full text of thousands of books published in Britain from 1475 to 1900. This collection comprises Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), plus nineteenth century books from the British Library collection.

This version will cease to exist on 31st July 2024. We already have separate access to ECCO via Gale and will have EEBO via ProQuest (this is currently being trialled).


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