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Health, Social Care and Counselling

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
361.06 Counselling
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

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.

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:

Anatomy TV provides three-dimensional, interactive models of human anatomy.

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

BACP Learning Centre resources from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

BPS Research Digest Peer-reviewed studies reviewed by the British Pyschological Society.

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

Campbell Collaboration and Library an international social science research network that produces high quality, open and policy-relevant evidence syntheses, plain language summaries and policy briefs

The Cochrane Library a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Consumer Health Complete a health information resource designed to support patients information needs and foster an overall understanding of health issues.

Department of Health and Social Care

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.

The Guardian Society health and social care news

HDRUK Innovation Gateway Search discover and request access to hundreds of datasets, tools and resources for your research

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.

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries provides information and guidance for a wide range of common conditions managed in primary care settings.

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities part of the Department of Health and Social Care (formerly Public Health England)

Psychology and Behavioural Science Collection provides extensive coverage of full-text articles from magazines and ejournals for psychology and behavioral sciences.

PubMed more than 24 million citations for biomedical and psychology literature from MEDLINE, life science ejournals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content

SAGE Journals a colleciton of academic journals in the social sciences including education, health, media, sociology and much more.

Social Care Online database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work provided by SCIE (Social Care Institute of Excellence).

Taylor and Francis Online articles covering the Social Sciences and Humanities eg music, media, education, health and social policy, sociology from ejournals.

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