Education resources

Location of print resources

Most of the print resources for your subject are found in the Education LibraryUse Library Search to find the classmark for an item, and to search for books and other materials.

You can also find useful material in the Arts and Social Sciences Library:

  • Research methods
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Policy studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theses A large number of Graduate School of Education theses, including Masters, PhD, MPhil and EdD theses are held in the Education Library Thesis Collection. They may be consulted within the library, please ask at the Library Desk if you wish to see any. 

Digital resources

Education databases

Additional resources

  • Autism Data - the catalogue of The National Autistic Society’s reference library can be used to search for research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials covering autism and Asperger syndrome. 
  • Database of Research on International Education - a database of research relevant to international education, managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and supported by IDP Education.
  • Digital Education Research Archive (DERA) - a digital archive of all documents published electronically by UK government and related bodies in the area of education.
  • Institute of Education, (University of London) Library and Archives -The Institute has the largest collection in Europe of books and journals on educational studies. The website provides information on accessing the Institute's Library as a visitor and the site also provides useful information concerning the library's collections and links to online education resources.
  • Education in England: the history of our schools - Derek Gillard's website aims to provide students, teachers, lecturers and researchers with historical information on the history of education in England.
  • Teachers TV from Education in Video - promotes access to over 3,800 concise instructional videos produced primarily between 2004 and 2010 by the UK government departments responsible for education between these dates.
  • Department for Education - formerly the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The DfE is the UK's official government department with responsibility for education and children's services, involving all aspects of policy affecting children and young people. The site contains news and information from the department and gives access to many full text documents on government policy on education and to research publications and education statistics.
  • National Foundation for Educational Research - A UK research body that aims to improve education and learning by providing indepent evidence on what works in education, by undertaking research and disseminating the findings. The Foundation specialises in a number of research areas and provides access to its own research reports and summaries, policy papers, practical guides, classroom materials and professional development tools.
  • EURYDICE - The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies and publishes thematic reports, comparative studies and facts and figures. It consists of 42 national units based in 38 countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme. It is a comprehensive source of information on the education systems of these countries covering pre-primary to higher education. There is a 14 chapter document for each country, describing its national education system and authored by the individual countries concerned.
  • ELDIS (Electronic Development and Environment Information System) - ELDIS is an information gateway providing access to development and environment information and aims to share the best in development policy, practice and research. Eldis provides selected content covering over 7,500 development organisations. country profile information and resource guides, dossiers and a large number of full text documents with over 1,600 of these covering education.
  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) - The site includes includes Education for the 21st Century looking at international issues and developments in education worldwide. The International Bureau of Education - acts as UNESCO's centre specialising in contents, methods and structure of education. It's vision is a world where everyone is assured quality and relevant education and lifelong learning and its mission is to support and promote innovative solutions to challenges that ministries of education and governments face in the complex task of improving equity, quality, relevance, and efficiency of their curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment processes and outcomes. The site provides access to a number of resources including research papers, institutional documents, digests, blogs, reports on workshops and seminars and access to videos. These resources are searchable by country. UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning - considers education a basic human right for all and is concerned with expanding quality education to provide equitable and relevant learning opportunities for all. The vision and strategy document for education for the medium term is also available here and is aimed at supporting the continued fulfillment of the institute’s mission, to strengthen the capacities of UNESCO Member States to plan and manage their education systems.

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