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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 public services. 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.

300.72 Research methods
301 Sociology
320.941 British politics and government
330 Economics
333.7 Environment
337 Globalization
345 Criminal law
352.3 Public sector and its management
361.61 Social policy
363.2 Policing
364 Criminology
365 Penal policy and prisons
378.170281 How to succeed at university
650.1 Career development
657.835 Public sector finance and accounting
658.4 Organizational behaviour
808.066 Writing at university

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.

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.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities Government department website.

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.

Home Office Home Office website

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

The Law  Stay up to date with newly enacted legislation for the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as it is published

LocalGov Welcome to LocalGov, the UK’s largest dedicated local government news website

Local Government Association  the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

NCJRS National Criminal Justice Reference Service (US) Find bibliographic information and abstracts of more than 230,000 collection resources, including over 80,000 online materials and all known Office of Justice Programs’ works

Parliament.uk  website with information on all aspects of UK Parliament

Police magazine POLICE magazine is the federation’s flagship publication for our 130,000 members, published every other month.

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.

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

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