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Built Environment

Subject guide for The Bartlett UCL Faculty of The Built Environment

Welcome to your Built Environment subject guide

This guide has been created by your specialist library team to provide advice and resources to help with study and work in your subject area. It contains relevant resources, instant insights and an overview of the support available to help you with your studies and research. 

Use the menu to see how the library can support your learning and research. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Where to study

You can choose to study in any of UCL's Libraries and study spaces, including bookable study and group work spaces. There are also areas for postgraduate use only.

Support for dissertations and research projects

This guide is primarily aimed at taught postgraduate students, but may also be of interest to final year undergraduates. It highlights the extensive online library collections and services available to you, and also directs you to other academic support services that may be useful when undertaking your dissertation or research project.


On the LibrarySkills@UCL pages, you will find sections on topics such as using the Library catalogue, literature searching, referencing and reference management, and on writing and digital skills.

You will also be able to book live training sessions on a variety of topics

Subject Collections

The print collections of the Bartlett Library support the teaching and research interests of the Schools, Institutes, Centres and Units that make up UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment.

The scope of the collection includes architecture, planning, development planning, construction and project management, sustainable energy and sustainable resources, as well as the social and cultural history of cities and urban spaces, and development in the Global South.

The Library is located at Central House in Upper Woburn Place. In addition to the books and printed journals on the open shelves, lesser used material. including back-runs of some print journals, are kept in off-site Stores

Key literature databases for your subject area

Key organisations in your subject