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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 media, including games design. 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.

302.23 Media studies
338.477 Creative industries
338.4779 Games industries
378.170281 How to Succeed at university
741 Drawing and animation
776 Digital arts
777 Digital film and video
794.8 Games and game design
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.

British Film Institute – Articles, case studies, statistics and more on the British Film Industry.

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

Cambridge Companions ebooks on literature, music, philosophy and the humanities.

Creative Bloq the world’s leading art and design site, including digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, illustrators, crafters and more

Digital Theatre+ access to award-winning productions and a wealth of engaging educational materials.

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.

Games Design Flipboard Chris Cox, a Brunel Games design lecturer, has created an online subject ‘magazine’ with links to many online sources.

Game Developer a leading resource and reference for game development and industry knowledge.


Internet archive: a library of free animated films and movies

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.

JSTOR a collection of academic journals, primary sources and books.

Media History Digital Library A free online resource, featuring millions of pages of books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound

Rock’s Backpages the world’s largest archive of music journalism, featuring over 50,000 articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, with a new edition every Friday.

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

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

ToDIGRA Transactions of the Digital Games Research Association is a quarterly, international, open access, refereed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to research on and practice in all aspects of games.

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is a free online resource for the visual arts and includes over 100,000 images available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.




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