Most education resources will be found in the Education Library.
Other related resources can be found in the Arts and Social Sciences Library:
Materials to support Education courses are available in the Education Library:
Graduate School of Education, 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 Issue Desk if you wish to see any.
The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service can be used to obtain Items not held in print in the University's branch libraries or available online. There is a charge for this service, though it may be possible to obtain an Inter-library loan voucher to pay for this:
MetaLib: your resource gateway provides access to a vast range of online resources, including databases, search engines, subject gateways, and selected Internet resources.
The following guides to literature searching in general and to searching individual education databases are available here and have been produced by the Education Subject Librarian:
|Resource||Location and Classmark (shelf location)|
|Acronyms and initialisms in education: a handlist||in the Education Library at Gen. Ref. [LB15]|
|Annual abstract of statistics. (HMSO) - includes a section on education||in the Arts and Social Sciences Library at Statistics HA1122.A2|
|British Education Index - an indexing serial giving details of mainly British journal articles published on education topics||in the Education Library at Indexing Serial Bri|
|British Education Thesaurus 2nd edition - for use to identify subject terms when searching the online British Education Index database||in the Education Library at PC Area|
|Commonwealth universities yearbook||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LB2301]|
|Dictionaries of education||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LB15]|
|Doing a literature search :a comprehensive guide for the social sciences||in the Education Library at LB2369 HAR|
|Education at a glance : OECD indicators||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LA102 Edu]|
|Education authorities directory and annual||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[L915]|
|Education in the UK : facts and figures||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LA232 MCK] and at LA232 MCK|
|Education statistics for the United Kingdom (HMSO)||in the Education Library at the Library Counter|
|Education Statistics: Actuals and Estimates (CIPFA) - statistics of education in local authority and Grant Maintained Schools||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LA232 EDU]|
|Education year book||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[L915]|
|Europa World of learning||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LB2301]|
|Google for dummies||in the Education Library at PC Area|
|Google power :unleash the full potential of Google||in the Education Library at PC Area|
|Guide to official statistics||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[HA50]|
|How to find out in education: a guide to information sources||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[Z5001]|
|How to find information: a guide for researchers 2nd ed.||in the Education Library at LB2369 RUM|
|International encyclopedia of education 3rd ed.||in the Education Library at Gen. Ref.[LB15]|
|Internet research skills :how to do your literature search and find research information online||in the Education Library at HM35 ODO|
|Law of education||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LA232 LAW]|
|Primary education directory||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[L915]|
|Search strategies for the Internet :how to identify essential resources more effectively 3rd edition||
in the Education Library at
Oversize TK5105 BLA
|Social Trends (HMSO) - contains a section of educational statistics, but categories vary from year to year||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref. [AX] and recent years online (via MetaLib)|
|Statistical Bulletin (National Statistics Bulletin) - an irregular bulletin designed to make key educational statistics quickly available||in the Education Library at HMSO Statistics|
|Statistics of Education (DFEE) - multi-volume work covering: Student Support; Students in Further and Higher Education; Public Examinations, GCSE and GCE; Schools; Teachers in service||in the Education Library at the Library Counter, with back issues at HMSO Statistics|
|The extreme searcher's guide to Web search engines :a handbook for the serious searcher||in the Education Library at TK5105 HOC|
|Thesaurus of ERIC descriptors - for use to identify subject terms when searching the online ERIC database||in the Education Library at PC Area|
|University Statistics||in the Arts and Social Sciences Library at Statistics L341.S86|
|Whitaker's almanack||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[AY]|
|World Education Report (UNESCO)||in the Education Library at Gen.Ref.[LA102 Wor]|
|World Yearbook of Education||in the Education Library at L101|
It is important that any sources you use in preparing your written work are acknowledged and accurately cited. This allows anyone reading your work to find the sources you have used for your ideas, arguments and findings and also to verify any quotations you have made. It is also important to use a clear and consistent style of citation.
Kingston University Information Services Citing References using the Harvard Style
Literature references are often written with abbreviated terms. Probably the most troublesome are abbreviated journal titles which can make finding a journal difficult.
If you are unable to find the abbreviation you are looking for, please ask a member of the Library staff for assistance. Alternatively, these online resources may help:
Search All That Jas: Journal Abbreviation Sources - a listing of useful web resources that allow you to search for journal abbreviations.
Sometimes very short unofficial abbreviations are employed in reference books or journals.
Please note: these should not be used in the references that you write, unless they are stipulated by the body or journal that you are submitting your work to.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
Updated 12 September 2014 by the University Library
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