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Major Multidisciplinary Databases
The largest international abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Searches 45.5 million records from 5,000 different publishers covering many different subjects.
ISI Web of Science Core Collection
Provides access to the Citation Indexes for: Science; Social Sciences; Arts & Humanities; Conference Proceedings and Books. Use for finding journal articles and conference papers. Databases can be searched simultaneously or select specific databases using the More Settings option.
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Welcome to the Subject Research Guide for Education
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Education Research Complete
provides full text of articles related to all aspects of education from early childhood to higher education also includes health education.
British Education Index
An index to articles and reports on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK. Particular strengths include aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. Covers material from 1975. It can be cross searched with ERIC, a large American education database.
ERIC via EBSCO
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is an index produced by the US Department of Education. It covers journal articles, books, book chapters, conferences and dissertations in educational related literature. Covers material from 1966. It can be cross searched with the British Education Index.
Search here to retrieve references from more than 680 education journals from 1983 to present. References to books are included from 1995 onwards.
Educational Administration Abstracts
Contains over 190,000 references to literature relating to educational administration and leadership.
PRE Practical Research for Education
Produced by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). Articles related to the practical applications of the latest research into education.
ERA Online :Educational Research Abstracts
ERA Online gives access to eight abstracting journals in the field of international education.
Covers material from 1995.
Child Development and Adolescent Studies
Search here to retrieve references about child development.
The national body supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education: links to material on assessment, curriculum, teaching and learning.
Scottish Government - Education & Training
Information on all aspects of education and training across Scotland, including schools, early years, post 16 education and universities and colleges.
Times Higher Education
Useful site from the Times containing news, comments, features, books and podcasts on all aspects of higher education.
Useful website featuring jobs, teaching resources, community blogs, forums, groups. Links to Times Education Scotland, features and archive.
NFER: National Foundation for Educational Research
Aims to improve education nationally and internationally by undertaking research and dissemination activities. Areas include Statistical analysis, assessment and evaluations. Good source for research and publications.
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
Excellent site with links to Projects and resources, ethical guidelines for educational research, publications,recent news and a news archive.
Scottish Educational Research Association
Scottish equivalent of British Educational Research Association.
The Foundation aims to improve social well-being through education, research and innovation. Website has sections on Social Policy, Education, Capacity Building, Teachers and Placement information.
BBC Learning Scotland
A wide variety of Educational links to subjects and resources on all aspects of education provied by the BBC.
General Teaching Council for Scotland
Good website with losts of information on education in Scotland, practitioner enquiry, standards, professional development, fitness to teach and probation. Links to publications, news, articles and podcasts.
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