Teacher Training and Education


Journals & Databases

Scopus Trial

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Throughout July we have a trial to Scopus, the World’s largest curated abstract and citation database.

Scopus is excellent for literature reviews or seeing what has been published in your area as it can locate high quality journal articles, books chapters and more for any subject.  It has advanced tools to visualise your search results, showing how trends have changed over time. There are many other ways researchers use it too, such as assessing the research performance of a person, journal or university.

Access Scopus on-campus at Scopus.com. The trial runs throughout July 2019 and is scheduled to stop at the end of the month.

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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.
  • InterEd is a collection of practice based full text journals – strong in early years.

Additional Journal Collections

  • Childlink provides hard to locate full text information on children and families in the UK through news, reports and law.
  • Emerald 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.

Other Collections

  • Teachers TV contains videos and teaching demonstrations.


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 Full text of the Daily Mail from 1896-2004. It 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.
  • Guardian and Observer Digital Archive contains every issue of The Guardian from 1821 to 2003 and of The Observer between 1791 and 2003. You can search by keyword or by keyword and date; each story is an exact reproduction of the original.
  • 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.


Useful Websites

Government and Official Sources


  • 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.
  • National Autistic Society contains information, materials and resources for those interested in autism and autistic spectrum disorders.

Lifelong Learning

  • Learning and Work Institute is an independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.

Educational Research

  • 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.

Professional Organisations

  • National Education Union was formed from the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the National Union of Teachers.
  • Tactyc An early years organisation involved with education and training.

Classroom Resources

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.

Curriculum: Subjects

Art and Design

  • 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.

Computer Science

  • 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.
  • National Literacy Trust The charity established 1993 to enhance literacy standards. It contains a wealth of information relating to literacy.
  • Primary Resources Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.

English as an Additional Language


  • 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
  • schoolhistory 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.


  • 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.
  • Music Teacher’s Resource Site A UK site for music teachers written by music teachers. Includes classroom projects, equipment reviews, MIDI, plus links to many more sites.

Physical Education

Religious Education

  • Bible Gateway Texts of the Bible and other religious writings with alternative language options, searchable by keyword.
  • 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.

Read online

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.

For information on using the mobile app, please click here