Education

For quick access to high quality information for your assignments, try the links on these pages.

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For most assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

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

• Education Journals

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

If you don't like the large number of results on Discovery, you might prefer to try these more focused sources.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

JSTOR started as a journal archive but it now offers much more. Jump straight to the articles and chapters on JSTOR which are most useful for Education topics. You will also find tips about using JSTOR and carrying out research.


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects include health and safety, management, human resources, engineering, marketing and training. For the most relevant results, use the advanced search and restrict to case studies or literature reviews.

Those doing education management will find this leading source of articles on training and management helpful.


• ERIC 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

the world's leading source of articles on Education


• JSTOR 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

JSTOR is best known as an academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. To find the most recent years, you will need to search other databases like Discovery or go to the journal sites themselves. JSTOR also contains ebooksresearch reports and 1000+ collections of images and primary sources from libraries, museums and archives around the world. 

For some tips on searching JSTOR, watch this short video. You can also use JSTOR's Text Analyzer to find other documents or keywords relevant to your research. If you use JSTOR a lot, it's worth setting up a free, personal account so that you can use JSTOR's Workspace to store articles and notes.  


• PsycInfo 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Locate articles from the psychological, social, behavioural, and health sciences subject areas. Useful for those looking for materials related to psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. Keyword and Thesaurus searching are available with the ability to refine results by date, peer reviewed, age, gender, author, language. Help pages are available and strongly recommended for those working at an advanced level.


The UK's largest database of information on social work and social care

What:

The UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work

Why:

 This Social Care Online video explains why you should be using this resource in your studies.

How:

To start using this resource you might find the Standard Search Guide helpful.

For those who want to delve a bit deeper, there is also an Advanced Search Guide.

Additional access instructions:

Please note: Access to this database should cease in December 2023, however, it was still available on 26/01/24.


• SocINDEX 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

 

• Advanced Citation Databases

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Excellent for postgraduate research

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