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Health, Science and Social Care Professions Research

SHU Library guides (for students on courses validated by Sheffield Hallam)

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 health and social care. 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
300.72 Social research methods
301 Sociology
302 Social psychology
306.461 Sociology of health and illness
361 Health and social care
361.3 Social Work
361.61 Social Policy
362.1 Health services
362.1072 Research methods for health services
370 Education
378.170281 How to succeed at university
570 Biology
610.19 Health psychology
610.73 Nursing
612 Anatomy and physiology
646.89 Abnormal psychology
650.14 How to get the job you want
658 Managers and management
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

Consumer Health Complete Psychology and Behavioural Science Collection Review magazines from Hodder Education sage Journals Springer Journals Taylor and Francis

Remember, if you are doing a course validated by Sheffield Hallam University you also have access to some of 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 Barnsley College libraries to keep up-to-date with Government policy and professional practice:
The Guardian Society Now and British Journal of Nursing (this last at the Learning Curve

Websites relevant to your course

Government sites

Department of Health and Social Care
Public Health England


BBC News
The Guardian: Society

Research sites

UK Research and Innovation gateway– Research projects from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and other Government funded bodies.
Cochrane Collaboration and Library – Reviews of the research evidence for better health decisions.
Campbell Collaboration and Library – Systemic reviews for social care.
Evidence Search – UK based health search site with some free online papers and citation details of other sources.
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

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

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