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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

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 articles and images

Sage Journals Taylor and Francis Online VADS Vogue Archive

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.

Print Magazines and Newspapers Relevant to Your Course

In the HE Library you will find a selection of magazines full of articles and images to help you with your assignments and give you ideas for your practice.  These are all for use within the Library.  There are printers nearby where you can copy or scan articles of interest.  Hover the mouse over the image below to find out more about what each title offers:


Aesthetica Art Monthly ArtReview Ceramic Review Crafts Computer Arts Creative Review Modernpainters Printmaking Today Tate ETC

On the shelves near the magazines you will also find examples of exhibition catalogues from BA Fine Art students.

Websites relevant to your course

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

Design Museum has an online archive.

ArtQuest for professional development.

Internet for Art and Design tutorial

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

How to find free images – a list of seven free stock image sites.

Pinterest – ideal for gathering ideas and inspiration, create personal boards for reference.

Flickr – online storage and sharing photos. Check the guidelines carefully.

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

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