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Education: Search the literature

Find journal articles: recommended library databases

I regard the library databases listed here as key resources for the subject of education.  These databases act as indexes to many thousands of journals and some include other sources, such as books and conference papers.

Find journal articles: other useful library databases

These library databases index journals from across a range of subjects, so you may find them useful if your research spans a number of disciplines.

Looking for another database?

To explore the full range of databases that the Library makes available to you, use the A-Z List of Library Databases.

Find your tutors' recommended readings


Looking for additional recommended readings?

Have you tried the library catalogue?  I recommend it as your starting point for books, as well as reviews of books.

Alternatively, why not get some ideas from one of the Oxford Bibliographies Online?  In each commentary by an academic expert about current scholarship, you will find recommendations for the best readings available in each discipline, including books, chapters and websites.  Currently, I am subscribing to the following bibliographies: Childhood Studies, Education, Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology.

New e-books in Education's collection

I welcome your suggestions for new books to support your research, whether you are on campus or at a distance: email your recommendation to the Library.  Let us work together to ensure that Education's book collection continues to develop and reflect the Department’s activities.

The Library has created a permanent display of well-being and health books that have been bought with funds from the Library and another professional service team, Widening Participation.  The well-being collection is a really useful resource for all of us, so please do read more about the collection in our blog post and view the list of all the titles, some of which are available online.

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