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Art, Design and Fashion 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

Books in Barnsley College libraries 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 where to start looking for the books on the library shelf for art, design and fashion. 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.

306 Cultural studies
338.477 Creative industries
378.170281 Study skills for university
659.1 Advertising
686.22 Typography
700- Art
709.2 Artists and their art
730 Sculpture
738 Ceramics
739.27 Jewellery
741 Drawing
741.6 Graphic design
745.2 Design
746 Textiles and fashion
750 Painting and painters
760 Printmaking
770 Photography and digital arts
808.066 Academic writing

E-Resources Relevant to Your Course

Barnsley College has lots of databases, e-books and e-journals to help with your studies. To log on you will need your College username and password. Some resources may ask you to choose Barnsley College from an A-Z list of institutions.

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.

Discovery – is a one stop search engine for Barnsley College books, ebooks and many online journal collections.

Or you can search the e-resources  individually:

Adobe Learn  easy to follow tutorials on how to use Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.

ArtQuest  Advice, opportunities, and insight for visual artists

Brown’s E-Books is a collection of academic textbooks from Barnsley College reading lists, available online.

Cambridge Companions ebooks on literature, music, philosophy and the humanities.

Design Museum learning and research pages from the Design Museum

Digital Theatre+ access to award-winning productions and a wealth of engaging educational materials.

Directory of Open Access Journals provides access to over 18,000 high quality, peer reviewed multidisciplinary ejournals offering freely available academic articles.

Ebook Central Ebooks covering a range of subjects including business, childcare, education, fine arts, health, IT, social work, sport and tourism.

JSTOR a collection of academic journals, primary sources and books.

SAGE Journals a colleciton of academic journals in the social sciences including education, health, media, sociology and much more.

TATE in London has some information online and a huge library collection you can visit.

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is a free online resource for the visual arts and includes over 100,000 images available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.

Vogue Archive complete archive of American Vogue, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

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

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