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Construction, Surveying and Real Estate

How the subject guide can help you with your studies

Welcome to the Construction, Surveying and Real Estate subject guide. This guide will help you discover how to find the books, journals and other information you need for your assignments.

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Photo credit: Dave Ball, Sheffield Hallam University

How to use the guide

Use the menu on the left hand side of the screen to find out more about specific resources eg books, journals and databases.

COVID-19 update: This guide was last updated on 04/11/2020

COVID-19 update

Please check the latest Sheffield Hallam University Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for staff and students.  

Library cafes are currently closed. Food and drink can be purchased at City Campus from Hallam Central in the Owen building, and from the Robert Winston Deli at Collegiate Campus. Check MyHallam for any changes to this

Document Supply Services are now able to supply digital copies of book chapters and journal articles. If you need access to a resource that the library doesn't have then you can make a document supply request or suggest that the library purchases a copy. Please be aware, that at the moment the library is unable to provide physical copies of items via document supply. Find out more and make your requests. 

Looking for Resources on Request?

Resources on Request was a temporary service we put in place when the libraries were closed due to the initial Covid-19 lockdown. Now that we are able to offer our Document Supply Service and Click & Collect we are no longer offering Resources on Request. 

Adsetts and Collegiate Library buildings have now reopened and are open all day, every day: 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 365 days a year. 

Socially distanced study spaces will be available for individual quiet study and you will need to book these before visiting the libraries using MyPC. The cafes within both libraries will be open to provide hot drinks, snacks and sandwiches.

There will be no direct access to the bookshelves, but our Click & Collect service will continue to provide you with print resources when the library buildings reopen. 

If you cannot get online from home, access specialist software, or the other learning resources you need to complete assessments or prepare for examinations, please contact Hallam Help.


Click & Collect and returning Library Items

You can now request items via Library Search to collect from Adsetts and Collegiate Libraries. You can also return Library items to either site. Please see the Click & Collect and Returning items page for full details.


If you have print books or other physical items currently on loan:

All due dates for print books and other physical items have been extended to the 5th October 2020. Borrowing limits have been extended to 30 items for all students and staff. No item can be recalled and overdue fines have been suspended.


Extended access to online resources during the initial COVID-19 lockdown

To support universities through the initial COVID-19 lockdown, a number of publishers were offering libraries free access to a range of resources, including books, journals and videos. Access began in March 2020, but that free access period for most has now expired.

If you want to consult a resource that we had access to, but which has now been removed from Library Search, or is not available on your reading list, please contact us with details using Document Supply Services and we will look at the possibility of providing access to the item. We are also working to identify in demand textbooks to make available online. 

Online subject support with your librarian: finding information

If you would like some help with finding materials to support your studies, including searching databases, then you can get help from your subject librarian. You can contact the Library using the link below to access this help.

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Look at these great new eBooks in Library Search

Here you can find examples of newly purchased eBooks related to the Built Environment. Many of these are recently published new books about developments in construction, real estate and surveying as well as eBook versions of key texts.

The examples below change as new books are added to the Library collection.