Housing Studies Subject guide

These resources are available on and off campus. If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

This is a video collection of over 19,000 titles including current TV recordings.
Complete Issues
Articles, statistics, personal accounts and links to websites on a wide range of topics. 
For Complete Issues username and password, click above. You may need to log into Moodle using the button at the top right of the screen and enter your college username and password. Alternatively, ask at the library desk. 

Emerald Insight
Global publisher with a large portfolio of online journals and books including Open House International, an interdisciplinary research journal in architecture, building technology, housing, urban design and planning.

Gale News, Business and Reference
Access to a large range of online reference materials including journals, newspaper archives and e-books.

Issues Online
The online version of the Donnellan Issues series that includes key facts, statistics and articles on a wide range of topical issues.

National Library of Scotland
A range of databases from the National Library of Scotland. They cover many subject areas and include e-books, newspapers, journals, audio-visual resources and images. You need to register on the website to gain access to the resources.

Very Short Introductions
Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to offer concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. 

Most of the print books for your course will be found in the Housing (shelf mark 363.5 onwards) and Housing Law (shelf mark 344.4 onwards) sections of the LLC.  These include books on areas such as UK housing policy, social housing, housing finance, housing crises, sustainable housing, disabled people and housing, urban housing and equality in housing.

All books on housing can be found in the LLC catalogue.

The LLC also has a range of ‘English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)’ books, as well as a selection of fiction books.

E-books for housing can be found on the catalogue or through our providers E-book Central, VLe Books and E-books for Further Education. Further e-books are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

Journals provide up-to-date information about a subject. In addition to the print titles we hold below we have access to many online titles on Gale News, Business and Reference and Emerald Insight:

Business Review (Coatbridge and Motherwell)
Economic Review (Coatbridge and Motherwell)

Further journals are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

A range of academic DVD’s on various subjects, as well as a selection of movies, are available for loan. These may be borrowed for one week and can be requested from other campus LLCs if not available at your own.

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Website for the membership body for housing associations and co-operatives in Scotland, containing information on governance, Scottish Social Housing Charter, sustainable development, regeneration, asset management, homelessness and housing options.

Scottish Government – Housing
Government website which gives guidance on topics such as housing legislation, housing policy and standards, social housing and private renting.

Scottish Government - Housing News
The latest annual housing statistics up to the financial year 2020-21, including information on total new housing supply in Scotland across all sectors, along with information on various elements of local authority housing.

Scottish Government - Housing Statistics
Statistics that include affordable housing, new housing supply, rents in the private sector, local authority housing, and social housing.

Scottish Housing Regulator
Website for the independent regulator of Registered Social Landlords (RSL’s) and local authority housing services in Scotland. The site contains a Directory of Social Landlords for Scotland, and gives access to statistical information and latest news, and is designed to protect the interests of tenants, homeless people and others who use social landlords’ services.

Click here to download a list of more free online resources.

All students may borrow up to 6 items for up to 4 weeks. Loan periods may be extended if no one else has requested the items. Renewals can be made in person, by phone, email or via the catalogue. Items can be reserved through our 'Click and Collect' facility on the catalogue.

Multifunctional print devices are available in each campus LLC, for black and white and colour printing, photocopying and scanning to email, and students are provided with print credit automatically at the start of the semester.

Computers in the LLCs can be booked for personal study through the 'Book a PC' link at the very top of this page, or through the 'MyNCL' app.

LLC opening hours are available on the catalogue.

Contact us by email: library@nclan.ac.uk.

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