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Childcare and Teacher Training Research

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On Barnsley campus access to LTU Journals search (for students on courses validated by Leeds Trinity. Note, if you have already searched Barnsley College Discovery – close down your Internet browser and open a new session to be able to login via your LTU username and password)
Huddersfield Library (for students on courses validated by Huddersfield University)

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 childcare and education. 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.

150 Psychology
155.4 Child development
300.72 Research methods
301 Sociology
302 Social psychology
305.23 Children in society
305.231 Children’s social development
306.85 Families
361 Social care and health
361.61 Social policy
362.7 Services for children and families
372.76 Child protection and safeguarding
370.1523 Theories of how we learn
371.1024 Classroom behaviour
371.14124 Teaching assistants
371.9 Special educational needs and inclusion
372- Early years and infant learning and teaching
372.6 Literacy
378.170281 Study skills
401.93 Language development
613 Health promotion
616.89 Abnormal psychology
618.928 Children and mental disorders
658.4092 Management and leadership
741.642092 Childrens books
808.066 Academic writing

Here is a list of where to start looking for the books on the library shelf for teaching.

306.43 Sociology of education
370 Education
370.1523 How we learn
370.711 Training to teach
370.72 Research methods for education
371- Schools
371.1 Reflective practice in teaching
371.102 Teaching (general)
371.1024 Managing the classroom
371.334 Teaching with IT
371.9 Special needs education
374- Adult and lifelong learning
374.1102 Teaching in lifelong learning
375 Curriculum studies
378 Higher education
378.170281 Study skills
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

OpenAthens for articles

ERIC Psychological and Behavioural Science Collection Review magazines from Hodder Education Sage Journals Taylor & Francis Online

Remember, if you are doing a course validated by Leeds Trinity University or Huddersfield you also have access to all their online resource collections. For more information ask at the HE Library helpdesk.

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

Online is the best way to search and find articles for your research, but we also have a selection of print serials you can look at in the Library to keep up-to-date with Government policy and practice:
The Guardian Teach Early Years Early Years Educator Nursery World (at the Leaning Curve)

Websites Relevant to Your Course


Department for Education offers a wide range of online information including Early Years, National curriculum and SEND

Ofsted reports on child care and education, including an annual report with key statistics

Research Centres, Organisations and other useful sites

Education in England: the history of our schools The full texts of almost all the important reports on education in England and Wales since 1860 are here along with Acts of Parliament, and various other government and HMI publications.

Foundation Years – website for professionals in Early Years and Care maintained by Action for Children

British Association for Early Childhood Education

Association for Professional Development in Early Years

DERA (Digital Education Resource Archive) – archive of documents maintained by the Institute of Education which have been published electronically by government and other relevant bodies in the areas of education, training, children and families

Higher Education Academy

JISC Store – open and commercial educational apps and resources

Economic and Social Research Council

National Children’s Bureau

Coram Family and Childcare


The Guardian : Education

BBC: Family & Education



FE News

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