Public Services

Public Services

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 Public Services students:

301 Sociology
320.941 Government & Politics
341.2422 European Administration/policy
350 Public Administration
351.6 Civil Service
352 Public Services
352.042 Local Government
352.3 Management of Public Services
352.4 Public Services Economics
361.61 Social Policy
362.1094 NHS
363.2 Policing
364 Criminology
658.3 Human Resource Management
658.8 Marketing


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. Business Source Complete). 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.