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Animal Care Research

Hull University Library (for students on courses validated by Hull University NOTE: Hull does NOT offer access to Library online resources outside the Brynmor Jones Library)

Books Relevant to Your Course

You may find the books you want in the classrooms at Wigfield.

Books in Barnsley College libraries, like the HE Library at Church St Campus or the Learning Curve, are shelved in a carefully selected order which aims to place books on similar subjects together using Dewey Decimal Classification:

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Here is a list of the main Dewey shelf numbers for animal care. To find whether a book is available in one of the Barnsley College libraries or look for other subject areas on the shelves use Discovery, or Heritage our library catalogue.

378.170281 or 371.3 How to succeed at university
576 Genetics
577 Ecology
591.5 Animal behaviour
630 Agriculture
632 Plant diseases and pests
635 Horticulture
636 Animal Care
636.0889 Zoo animals
650.14 Career development
658 Business environment
808.066 Academic writing

Online Library Collections Relevant to Your Course

You can use Discovery to search not only Barnsley College books but also many of our online collections of ebooks and journal articles all together from one search box. This is the best place to start your search for academic information whatever the subject. If it is academic articles you are looking for, limit your search in Discovery to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

OpenAthens is our username and password system for access to Discovery and Barnsley College online subscriptions. It also lists on MyAthens all the online collections available. If you want to search a specific collection you can access it here by clicking on the database name. Tick the box in front of the database name to add it to your Favourites. Descriptions under each database name give you key information on what it covers and how to make the most of this resource. (D) after a name shows that this collection is included in Discovery.

OpenAthens for books

Dawson Books eBook Central

OpenAthens for articles

Environment Complete Springer Journals Taylor and Francis Online

These databases contain a wide range of academic sources. If you are not finding the information you want, learn more about searching online. Help pages will also be available within each database, or ask a librarian helibrary@barnsley.ac.uk.

Websites relevant to your course



BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquarium)

BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association)

Animal Jobs Direct

Animal Science Database (CABI) – Huge database of articles. You will generally only have access to brief details but if you are looking for something very specific you might find the details for an inter Library Loan request here.

For further help contact: helibrary@barnsley.ac.uk

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Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm Self-service 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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