Health & Social Care

Covers Health & Social Care

Subject Guides include information on subject specific web resources, ebooks, ejournals and helpful classification numbers. Digital and Information Literacy Skills Sessions can be arranged for groups or individuals. If you would like additional help please use our booking form to arrange a session. 

Useful shelf marks

Book stock is arranged into subject categories according to a numbered classification system. The following may be of particular use to Health Studies students:

174.2   Medical Ethics
306.461   Sociology of Health
362.1   Health Policy
362.1072   Healthcare Research
362.1094   NHS
362.173068   Healthcare Management
610.7343   Community Healthcare
611   Anatomy
612   Physiology
613   Health Promotion
613.7   Health & Fitness
614.4   Epidemiology
615.1   Pharmacology
615.5   Complementary Therapies
616.0019   Health Psychology


All print journals are located in the central area of Swansea Business School Library next to the main issue desk. Current issues are displayed along the wall, whilst back issues are stored in journal boxes on the shelves nearby. All journals are displayed in alphabetical order, and are for reference use only.

There are also a large number of online journals available via the library website. They can be accessed through the e-journals link in your subject area, PLUS there are many more full text journals available on the databases (e.g. Science Direct or PsycARTICLES). These can also be accessed off campus by using your University username and password. 

Reference material

Reference material is located at the start of the main book sequence. This includes various statistical publications, subject specific dictionaries, encyclopedias and thesauruses. Links can also be found on the library website to e-resources such as Oxford Reference Online.