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Education - Finding Articles

For some 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 page lists key sources for Education:

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the leading UK source for conference papers and other high quality documents on educational policy and practice

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the leading source of articles on training and management. 

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the world’s leading source of articles on Education

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a journal archive containing thousands of articles on education, family, youth and childhood topics

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Social Care Online not in Discovery 

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

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a key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences, so this is particularly useful for childhood and youth studies degree students

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A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal publishing wide-ranging educational research from across the world. Each year this is the most heavily accessed education journal here in Portsmouth

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Peer-reviewed articles covering psychological research that makes a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of education. Observations of classroom behaviours, interviews, and surveys are all included.

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Peer-reviewed, scholarly, research-based articles including discussions of educational policy and educational issues that draw on the findings of research. You will also find articles that review policy developments outside the UK.

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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.

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Peer-reviewed articles covering research and analysing practice relating to children between the ages of 3-13, both in the UK and internationally. The articles aim to help develop policy and practice in primary education and assist practitioners by providing helpful and stimulating ways of viewing what they do, or might do

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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.

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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.

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A highly regarded, international, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on young people within a range of contexts, such as education, the labour market and the family, and highlights key research themes such as the construction of identity, the use of leisure time, involvement in crime, consumption and political behaviour.

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A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal which covers many aspects of education and often has special themed issues.

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Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

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Nexis not in Discovery 

Regional and national newspapers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australasia, dating from the 1980s onwards

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TES 

The most well-known UK weekly magazine aimed at teachers (includes job ads)

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A weekly news magazine covering higher education in the UK but also including some international content

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Search across 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

Most books for subjects taught in Education are kept on the First Floor in the University Library. Beware! Books about the study and teaching of a specific subject are shelved with that subject e.g. language teaching is 418.0071... with the language books. Useful classmarks to look out for include:

assessment
child psychology & development
childhood studies
curricula
e-learning
early years
education policy
educational management
general management
higher education
primary education
research methods in education
schools & their activities; special education
secondary education
special needs
theories of learning

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Higher Education Teaching & Learning.

Your Subject Team

Anne Worden

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Sharon Bittner

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)

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