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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

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 these e-resources and websites individually:

Annual Reviews is dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society.

BRE an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all.

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

Business Source Elite is a database that has access to full text articles on finance, management, and marketing.

Constructing excellence Resources page for industry improvement to deliver excellence through clients, industry and users through collaborative working.

Construction Industry Council – Representative forum for the professional bodies, research organizations and specialist business associations in the construction industry

Designing Buildings  an only industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for finding and sharing knowledge about the planning, design, construction and operation of built assets.

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.

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.

HN Global BTEC Higher National resources, including textbooks. Some paid for content.

Issues Online Up-to-date articles, statistics, videos, e-books and links, from a variety of different sources: newspapers, charity groups, Government reports, blogs, magazines.

NHBC Standards 2022 House-Building Standards

Project Smart  this website aims to provide free, high-quality, ethical content in an accessible form while encouraging an open discussion through forums.

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