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Teacher training and education

These collections provide instant access to scholarly research, journal articles, and book reviews. They may be accessed 24/7 and each collection has its own help and guidance on the home page.

Key journal collections

  • Box of Broadcasts is an on demand TV and radio service for education. The academically-focused system enables you to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search an extensive archive. Box of Broadcasts is intuitive and easy to use, so you may find you can start straight away
  • British Education Index the main source for current education journal articles, reports and conference papers. Although an index such as not full text often there is direct access to articles.
  • Education Research Complete – over 2400 journals, nearly 1400 of which are full-text.
  • InterEd is a collection of practice based full text journals – strong in early years.
  • SAGE Research Methods is a database which supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Resources include a methods map, case studies, datasets, books, reference works, journal articles and instructional videos from world-leading academics.
  • Taylor & Francis Online contains many key education journals.

Additional journal collections

  • AM Explorer contains primary source material for the social sciences and humanities, from 15th-21st centuries.
  • BAAS Archives contain the archives of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and cover materials relating to the history of science between 1830 and 1970.
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies contains references current and historical material related to the development of children and young people.
  • Childlink provides hard to locate full text information on children and families in the UK through news, reports and law.
  • Education Abstracts contains abstracts for more than 680 journals & book.
  • Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an American source containing abstracts & some full text to journal articles, reports and conference papers.
  • Emerald Insight is a full text collection of management/leadership journals.
  • JSTOR contains archives of academic journals ie earlier than 3-5 years ago.
  • PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text academic journal articles in psychology.
  • PsycINFO contains journal articles on topics related to psychology.
  • Sage Journals full text collection from Sage Publishing.
  • Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database, containing 24,600 journals from 5,000 publishers. It is excellent for literature reviews or for finding out what has been published in your area as it can locate high quality journal articles, book chapters and more, for any subject.

Other collections

Newspapers can be a useful way of keeping up to date with current affairs or recent events. Newspaper archives usually contain issues which are less recent and which are useful for finding articles of a more historical interest.

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 contains news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society. Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
  • Gale OneFile: News contains articles from over 2300 newspapers from around the world. These include major British newspapers, as well as US and Australian titles. It also has thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
  • Lexis+ contains over 650 regional and national UK newspapers from 1982 to the present. It is possible to limit your search to either national or regional titles, or you can search the whole of the newspaper database. Enter Lexis and click content and select Newspapers.
  • Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 2019. You can search by keyword or for a particular issue and each story appears as it looks in the original copy of the newspaper.
  • Times Educational Supplement is the UK’s foremost weekly publication covering primary, secondary and further education.

Government and official sources


Special educational needs

Lifelong learning

Educational research

Professional organisations

Education resource collection- University library first floor

The collection contains a range of school level material from early years through to Key Stage 4- books, kits, DVDs.

General educational sites

Curriculum: Subjects

Art and design

Computer science

English, language and literacy

English as an additional language

Geography/ environment


  • Historical Association Brings together information on history for students and teachers. Includes resources.
  • National Archives Exploring over 1,000 years of history from Domesday to the present day
  • School History A site pulling together many useful history sites, ancient and modern. Aimed at teachers and pupils with a description of each site.
  • Victorian Web Contains materials on Victorian art, economics, literature, political and social history, religion and science.
  • A site containing a wealth of material concerning the War, includes maps, photos and posters.

Mathematics/ numeracy

  • Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching Based at Plymouth University, the Centre is a focus for research into mathematics teaching. It also contains many useful classroom resources.
  • Mathematical Association A good source for teachers of mathematics with material for all levels, also includes conferences and periodical information.
  • STEM Learning A resource bank of teaching resources for science, technology, engineering and maths. It covers all ages and key stages from 5 to 19.

Modern languages


  • Music Mark is the principal music subject association and advises governmental and non-governmental departments on all matters relating to music education.

Physical education

Religious education


  • Association for Science Education For teachers, advisers, and technicians contributing to science education. The site lists projects, science policies and teacher information.
  • Laws List A collection of laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants and experiments in the areas of physics and astronomy, arranged alphabetically.
  • Science Museum The Science Museum site with projects and online activities.
  • STEM Learning A resource bank of teaching resources for science, technology and more.

All Edge Hill University staff and students can get free access to Times Higher Education via the Library. With our institutional subscription, you can read online articles and digital editions and also download the app to your device to get the magazine wherever you are.

Follow the instructions below to set up your account. Remember to use your university email address when you register to enjoy all the benefits of the subscription.

Read online

To set up your Times Higher Education account, go to the magazine’s homepage

Click the person icon in the top right corner.

Then click on “register”.

Follow the instructions on screen. Remember to use your University email address when you register.

Access digital editions

To access digital editions of Times Higher Education, go to the magazine’s homepage.

When logged in click the “professional” tab, then click “digital editions”.

Then simply select the issue you want to view.

Download the app

  • The Times Higher Education app is available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. Visit your app store provider to download it to your phone.
  • Select the edition you would like to view (UK or Global).
  • Log in by clicking on the icon in the top right corner.
  • Select Account, then click “Existing THE account”.
  • Enter your username and password.

Find information on using the mobile app online.