Built and Natural Environment

Includes Construction Management, Environmental Conservation and Civil Engineering

Subject Guides include information on subject specific web resources, ebooks, ejournals and helpful classification numbers. Digital and Information Literacy Skills Sessions can be arranged for groups or individuals. If you would like additional help please use our booking form to arrange a session. 

Useful Shelf Marks

Book stock is arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme (this scheme is a number system where numbers represent the various subjects). The Library catalogue is the place to start when searching for items on a particular subject or for items on a reading list. 

Some of the useful shelf marks (Dewey Decimal Classification numbers) for Built and Natural Environment subjects are:

Building Materials    691
Civil Engineering    624
Facilities Management    658.2
Sustainable Development    338.927
Environmental Law    344.046
Biodiversity    333.95


Journals and books are located on the ground floor. Please note that the journals are for reference use only and cannot be borrowed. 

In addition to the printed journals held in the Owen Library there are online journals that can be accessed through the “eJournals” and “Databases” sections of the Library’s Web pages. 

Reference Material

In the Owen Library the Reference section is located on the ground floor. The Reference section includes items such as dictionaries, directories, encyclopaedias and statistics. Online reference material is also available on the Library’s Web pages.