Purpose of this guide
This guide is designed to help provide you with subject support identifying the most useful resources for Education.
Getting Started using the Library
The best place to start searching for resources for your course is your online reading list and LibrarySearch.
For up to date debates and opinions the following media sources are recommended:
- Times Higher Education
- Guardian Higher Education
- Chronicle of Higher Education (USA)
- Inside Higher Ed (USA)
- University World News
- Duz (German HE periodical)
- RIPES Revue Internationale de Pédagogie de l’Enseignement Supérieure (French HE periodical)
The Library also has access to a wide range of national and international newspapers.
The Library subscribes to a number of subject databases helping you to find academic books and journal articles on your chosen topic.
- British Education Index covering all aspects of education from preschool to higher education
- ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) education related literature with an emphasis on the United States
- Education Abstracts
- Educational Administration Abstracts
- Child Development and Adolescent Studies database relating to child development
- Research into Higher Education survey of international higher education journals including coverage of some books
As well as subject resources the Library also subscribes to resources that can support you in your research. Sage Research Methods provides help with all stages of the research process from design to presenting results. The following websites also provide helpful resources:
- National Centre for Research Methods
- National Centre for Social Research
- Research Method Knowledge Base
Teaching Practice Resources
Alongside research support the Library also subscribes to Education in Video a collection of streaming videos for training and developing teachers.
As well as the resources that the library subscribes to there is a lot of useful freely available information available on the internet. To help navigate this the library has created a reading list with links to useful organisations and data sources.