Construction library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te hanga whare

This guide covers the following areas: construction, facilities management, quantity surveying, lighting, digital and sustainable built environment.

Article databases

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Extensive multidisciplinary access to engineering and technology journal articles and conference papers.

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Searches selected article databases simultaneously. Databases include Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete, Emerald Engineering, and IEEE. Good starting point for undergraduates.

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Business Source Complete

Excellent coverage of trade publications, product reviews, market research reports, industry reports, country reports, country profiles and SWOT analysis.

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Google Scholar

Access Google Scholar through the Library website so that you get access to Massey-subscribed books and journals.

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Westlaw NZ

Contains New Zealand legal information and full text for most areas of law in New Zealand including bills, statutes, regulations and case law.

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Interactive database of top-level global market data, statistics and reports on products, industries, consumers and companies.

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Books and ebooks

Find the book you need in a library, or access an online edition you can read on your computer.

Search Discover

Search Discover to find Library books, ebooks, journals, DVDs & other material.

Search Libraries Worldwide

For postgraduate students and staff to find and request books that are not held by any Massey University Library.

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Google Books

Searches across the full-text content of a huge range of books. You can then check by searching Discover to see if the book is held by Massey University Library.

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Find theses and research reports

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Background Information

Find overviews and concepts.

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

Covers a broad range of project management skills, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication.

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Covers the role of the building sector on greenhouse gas emissions, building energy efficiency and zero energy consumption buildings. Also covers the life cycle assessment of buildings.

Handbook of Research on Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment

Current developments in practice and education within the construction industry towards facilitating the transformation in the digitally-built environment.

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

Covers how to design, engineer and monitor energy efficient buildings, how to adapt buildings to climate change, and how to make buildings healthy, comfortable and secure.

Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies

Addresses the problems related to information integration and interoperability throughout the lifecycle of a building.

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Patents and Standards

New Zealand statistics

Stats NZ: building

Information about building and construction activity happening across New Zealand.

Stats NZ: tools

New Zealand demographic and business data, including Business Toolbox to identify target markets, Infoshare for time-series and Table Builder to manipulate and customise census data.

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Business and Management

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Technology and Engineering

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