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Sport Research

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On Barnsley campus access to LTU Journals search (for students on courses validated by Leeds Trinity. Note, if you have already searched Barnsley College Discovery – close down your Internet browser and open a new session to be able to login via your LTU username and password)

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 sport. 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
306.483 Sport in society
378.170281 How to succeed at university
612.044 Physiology and medicine for sport
613 Health promotion
613.7 Sport and health
613.7071 Physical education
613.71 Sport and exercise science
613.71072 Research methods for sport and exercise science
650.1 How to succeed in your career
796 Sport
796.01 Sport psychology
796.06 Sport development
796.072 Research methods for sport
796.077 Sport coaching
796.0941 UK sport policy
796.334 Football
796.42 Athletics
808.066 Writing at university

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

Sage Journals SPORTdiscus Springer Journals Taylor and Francis Online

Remember, if you are doing a course validated by Leeds Trinity University you also have access to all 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 the Library:

Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy PE Matters

Websites relevant to your course

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
Sport England
Sports Development

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

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