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Construction Research

Derby University Library (for students on courses validated by University of Derby)

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 construction. 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.

307.1216 Urban development and renewal
333.332 Property valuation
338.47624 Construction industry
342.07684 Law for construction including contracts
378.170281 How to succeed at university
658.404 Project management
690 Construction
690.0286 Sustainable construction
690.068 Construction management
690.2 Surveying buildings
690.24 Building defects
690.8 Houses and homes
691 Construction materials
692.5 Quantity surveying – Estimating contracts
696 Building services and utilities
720 Architecture and building design
720.284028 BIM and design software e.g. AutoCAD, Revit
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 Sage Journals Springer Journals Taylor and Francis Online

Remember, if you are doing a course validated by the University of Derby 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 in the HE Library Construction News, the weekly news magazine of the UK construction industry, as well as a selection of other newspapers and business magazines:

Construction news

Websites relevant to your course


BBC News: Business
Reuters Business
Sky Business


HN Global
Construction Industry Council – Representative forum for the professional bodies, research organizations and specialist business associations in the construction industry
Designing Buildings wiki
BRE – World’s leading building science centre
Constructing excellence
NHBC Standards 2019

Project management

Project Smart

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

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