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Contact: Dr. Kathrin Höhner

Subject Guide Civil Engineering and Architecture

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Locations, catalogues, bibliographies and reference works on civil engineering and architecture at the University Library

Locations of Books in Dortmund University Library

Central Library

  • Books
    Shelf mark: Xn (Civil engineering), Ya (Architecture)
  • Textbooks
    Shelf marks: L Xn, L Yk
  • Not borrowable
    • Reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies and handbooks are usually not borrowable. The same goes for individual copies of much-used texts for research and teaching.
    • Journals
      Shelf mark: ZXn (Civil engineering), ZY (Architecture) (Basement level 2); current year in room E 1 (Ground floor)

Departmental Library of Architecture and Civil Engineering

  • Books (Short-term loan over-night or weekend)
    Shelf classification
  • Journals (not borrowable)
    Alphabetical shelving
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Catalogues in Dortmund University Library


  • Catalogue plus
    Our catalogue contains the holdings of the Central Library and the Departmental Libraries of Dortmund University Library with information on locations and status (available for loan, on loan, reservations). You can reserve or renew books and have a look at your library account.
  • Digital Library: user profile Engineering sciences
    Simultaneous search in catalogues and data bases
  • NRW: HBZ Collective Catalogue
    Library catalogue for North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (KVK)
    KVK is a meta-search interface for library and book trade catalogues throughout the world. It contains more than 75,000,000 book titles


University Publications

  • Eldorado  Open access symbol
    Catalogue of Dortmund University electronic publications (mainly theses). Full texts available.

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  • BauNetz
    Architecture and civil engineering. Enterprises and products
    Civil engineering. Enterprises, specimen texts, tenders, advertisements
  • Baulinks
    Construction technique. Products, software, institutions, legal texts, research
  • Materialarchiv
    Database concerning various materials for architecture and design
  • Altbau und Denkmalpflege-Informationen
    Architects, craftsmen, law, institutions (see also below: Organisations)
  • baukunst-nrw
    Guide to architecture and works of civil engineering in North Rhine-Westphalia. Responsible: Architektenkammer NRW, Ingenieurkammer-Bau NRW (see below)