Journals & Databases
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
- British Education Index the main source for current education journal articles, reports and conference papers. Although an index, i.e. 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.
- Taylor & Francis Online contains many key education journals.
Additional Journal Collections
- 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 journal & book.
- Educational Research Abstracts Online abstracts with some full text, on current international research.
- 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.
- Teachers TV contains videos and teaching demonstrations.
- Times Educational Supplement digital issues of the weekly magazine for teachers.
Newspapers can be a useful way of keeping up to date with current affairs or recent events. Daily newspapers can be found in Catalyst, in the area underneath the main staircase. The last 30 days’ worth are kept on the second floor in the Journals collection. 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.
- Infotrac Newsstand 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.
- LexisNexis 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.
- Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 1985. 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
- Department for Education is the Department with responsibility for education and children’s services.
- Department for Education: Publications contains a list of recent Department for Education publications.
- Department for Education: Curriculum and Qualifications contains information on curriculum requirements for state schools, including the National Curriculum.
- OFSTED: Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills is the inspection body for schools, further education colleges and teacher training providers.
- Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying.
- Department for Education: School and college behaviour and attendance offers a list of useful resources to help schools prevent bullying and to manage behaviour.
- EACH: Educational Action Challenging Homophobia offers a number of resources on how to challenge homophobia and bullying.
- Kidscape works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm.
- Stonewall have a large number of resources for schools, teachers and students about tackling homophobia in schools.
- Schools Out specialise in resources for teachers to teach LGBT history and equality as well as combating homophobic bullying in schools.
Special Educational Needs
- British Dyslexia Association is a national organisation representing over 2 million people with dyslexia. The website has information for teachers, details of publications and events.
- SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years contains statutory guidance for teachers.
- NASEN: National Association for Special Educational Needs contains details of publications, newsletters and many links to other related resources.
- National Autistic Society contains information, materials and resources for those interested in autism and autistic spectrum disorders.
- Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA) campaigns for better services for children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties.
- Aoc – Association of Colleges exists to represent and promote the interests of Colleges and provide members with professional support services.
- Centre for Post-14 Education and Work is a research centre, which seeks to research current and future-oriented perspectives on post-14 education.
- City and Guilds is the leading vocational awarding body in the UK.
- The Education and Training Foundation works with teachers, trainers, leaders and employers to help them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training.
- Learning and Work Institute is an independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.
- British Educational Research Association encourages educational research and its application to practice.
- Digital Education Resource Archive is a digital archive of all official documents in the areas of education, training, children and families, produced by the Institute of Education.
- Faculty of Education Research contains information about educational research undertaken by the Faculty of Education.
- NFER: National Foundation for Educational Research contains publications, reports and information relating to educational research.
- Early Education: British Association for Early Childhood Education Organisation promoting professional development in early education.
- National Association for Primary Education carries up to date information on primary issues.
- National Association of Head Teachers is the Association for all Heads and Deputies. Contains a news section, details of events and links to relevant sites.
- National Education Union was formed from the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the National Union of Teachers.
- The Society for Education and Training is the professional membership organisation of the Education and Training Foundation for practitioners working in post-16 education.
- Tactyc An early years organisation involved with education and training.
- Teaching and Learning Academy is a professional development organisation for teachers and the wider school workforce.
- Voice: The Union for Education Professionals contains information on the education professionals’ union.
Education Resource Collection- University library first floor
The collection contains a range of of school level material from early years through to Key Stage 4- books, kits, DVDs etc,
General educational sites
- BBC Bitesize School level material indexed and rated by BBC Education,
- Schoolsnet Workshops, lesson plans and resources for 5-11 age group.
- Teaching Ideas Aimed at primary teachers,
Art and Design
- National Society for Education in Art and Design is the leading national authority concerned with art, craft and design across all phases of education in the United Kingdom.
- Tate Gallery is a website for children from the Tate Gallery. It contains games, quizzes and videos and children can share their own art work.
- Visual Arts Data Service An important online resource for the visual arts.
- Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education An interest group for teachers in this field.
- ICT & Computing in Education contains articles about teaching, assessing, leading, managing and using education technology, ICT and Computing.
English, Language and Literacy
- Book Trust is the largest reading charity in the UK. They work to inspire a love of reading in children.
- NATE – National Association for the Teaching of English aims to support effective English teaching and learning and gives details of publications, conferences and news.
- National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) Supports writers and writing in schools.
- National Literacy Trust The charity established 1993 to enhance literacy standards. It contains a wealth of information relating to literacy.
- Poetry Society Contains useful educational resources.
- Primary Resources Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.
- School Library Association Promoting school libraries in the UK.
English as an Additional Language
- BBC Learning English A wealth of materials to help learners of English.
- National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) The national subject association for English as an additional language.
- British Geological Survey It is the UK’s national centre for earth science information.
- National Geographic Kids Provides a collection of geographical resources for children.
- Ordnance Survey The UK mapping authority’s site has many useful classroom resources.
- 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.
- WorldWar1.com A site containing a wealth of material concerning the War, includes maps, photos and posters.
- 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.
- Association for Language Learning The major association for language teachers at all levels and in all languages.
- Music Mark is the principal music subject association and advises governmental and non-governmental departments on all matters relating to music education.
- Association for Physical Education is the only physical education subject association in the UK.
- Sport and Recreation Alliance is the umbrella body for sport and recreation in the UK.
- Bible Gateway Texts of the Bible and other religious writings with alternative language options, searchable by keyword.
- National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) is the subject teacher association for RE professionals. The site contains teaching resources, accessible to members.
- RE:Online Contains material on various aspects of 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 etc.
Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education
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.
To set up your Times Higher Education account, go to the magazine’s homepage at www.timeshighereducation.com
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 at www.timeshighereducation.com
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 (e.g. 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.
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