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:
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.
|305.23||Children in society|
|305.231||Children’s social development|
|361||Social care and health|
|362.7||Services for children and families|
|372.76||Child protection and safeguarding|
|370.1523||Theories of how we learn|
|371.9||Special educational needs and inclusion|
|372-||Early years and infant learning and teaching|
|618.928||Children and mental disorders|
|658.4092||Management and leadership|
Here is a list of where to start looking for the books on the library shelf for teaching.
|306.43||Sociology of education|
|370.1523||How we learn|
|370.711||Training to teach|
|370.72||Research methods for education|
|371.1||Reflective practice in teaching|
|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|
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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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
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
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
JISC Store – open and commercial educational apps and resources
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