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For most assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with. This short video shows you how to get the best from Discovery.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular sources as a good way of finding articles. This section lists key sources for Education.

• Education Journals

These are some top picks. Other journals are available via Discovery.

A peer-reviewed, international, research journal including articles from researchers and professionals who are exploring new and alternative perspectives in their work with young children (from birth to 8) and their families.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The most popular peer-reviewed journal at Portsmouth covering all aspects of early child development and care

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This peer-reviewed journal is the official journal of the Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators with a focus on the initial and continuing professional development of early years practitioners

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This peer-reviewed journal covers early childhood education and care policy and practice across Europe

The official journal of the Alliance for Children and Families, Families in Society disseminates innovative research and critical analysis on the broad array of issues that relate to the capabilities of individuals, families, and communities, including consideration of the various biopsychosocial, economic, and cultural factors that affect functioning and well-being. Readers are informed of significant findings and trends through articles on research and policy, direct-practice issues, and the delivery and management of services.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to debate the theories, research, policy and practice which contribute to effective early years education world-wide

A peer-reviewed journal applying theory and research within the professional community. This journal has particular relevance to policymakers and practitioners working in fields related to early childhood.


• Advanced Citation Databases

Excellent for postgraduate research

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