Database Guides

Construction Information Service

This is an online database that gives access to a wide range of material relevant to construction, architecture and surveying.

It contains information such as regulations, standards, technical guides, briefings, news, a collection of relevant British Standards, access to the AJ, books, and much more. It is an essential resource for anyone studying these subject areas.

Most of the information in CIS is available as full text but there is part of the databases that is only available as abstract information.

Accessing CIS

Have a look at a short introduction which shows how to access the Construction Information Service database (CIS) via the Robert Gordon University Library pages.

Searching and Browsing

This video demonstrates using basic and advanced searching tools within CIS, accessing the filters, as well as browsing through the different categories (subject, publisher and series).

Getting the Full Text

Once you have conducted the search, understand what the results mean and how you can access the full text in CIS.