Information Services

Education and Teacher Training

(Including related social science databases)

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Description:

Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional. It contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.

Detailed information about ASSIA

Coverage: 1987-present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users:  The Knowledge Network

Australian Education Index

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Description: The Australian Education Index is a comprehensive collection of educational research documents relating to educational trends, policy, and practices. The database is produced by the Cunningham Library at the Australian Council for Educational Research and is Australia's largest source of education information. Coverage includes trends and practices in teaching, learning and educational management.
Coverage: 1977 - present

British Education Index

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Description: Compiled and edited at the University of Leeds, BEI provides details about the contents of various literature sources: over 300 education and training journals published in the British Isles, similar report and conference literature, and texts.

Child Development and Adolescent Studies

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Description: This database covers current and historical literature relating to the growth and development of children. This includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927-2001 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues. Content includes records and abstracts of books reviews, journals, dissertation and thesis.

Drama Online

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Drama Online is a digital library of the world’s most studied and critically-acclaimed plays, accompanied by a wealth of innovative teaching and performance tools, critical analysis, contextual information, references and practical texts. We have subscribed to following components:

 

Nick Hern Books Collection : Over 500 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill.

 

The RSC Live Collection: 17 films of live productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2013 to the cutting-edge 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell-Beale

 

Shakespeare's Globe On Screen (2008-2015): 21 films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning Falstaff in Henry IV

 

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018): Features landmark productions from the Globe Theatre’s most recent seasons, including the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014

Education Abstracts

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Description: This database provides indexing and abstracts to a large number of journals, books and yearbooks relating to Education including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, teacher evaluation and more.
Coverage: Indexing and abstracts for more than 680 Journals and yearbooks, dating as far back as 1983. Indexing for books on education published after 1995.

Emerald Insight

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Access to over 120 journals. The journals cover general management, human resource management, information management, library & information services, marketing, operations, production & economics, property, quality, training and education and engineering & material science.

ERIC via EBSCOhost

ERIC via ProQuest

ERIC - Education Information Resource Center link

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Description: Indexes the journal and technical literature in the field of education and corresponds to the printed Resources in Education and Current Index to Journals in Education. It covers over 775 journals, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and monographs. Scope is international.
Coverage: From 1966 to date.

EThOS - Electronic Theses Online Service

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Description: British Library service providing full text of thousands of UK Higher Education theses (free to staff and students of the University of Edinburgh).
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Items unavailable from EThOS may be available through the Inter-Library Loan service (I.L.L.):

Inter-Library Loan (I.L.L.) Service

For more comprehensive searches of theses awarded in your subject area, use ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global:

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

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Description: Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
  Each title is listed in DiscoverED.
Coverage

The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1-15; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland, Lives of Literature, Life Sciences. 

The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.  Userguides to the various collections can be found at https://guides.jstor.org

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Description: Millions of searchable citations to worldwide dissertation and theses. Around 70,000 new dissertations and theses added annually.
Coverage: Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637.  Each dissertation published since July, 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Full-text: 1997 to date, with selected coverage from earlier years.  Full text for certain publications is subject to market availability.
Note: Index to Theses has been asbsorbed into this product since January 2015.

ProQuest Education Journals

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Description.

ProQuest Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

Coverage: 1988 onwards.

PsycINFO

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Description:

American Psychological Association produced with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

Detailed information about PsycINFO

Coverage: Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 29 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1806 to the present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network
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Description:

Content from SAGE publisher (some unique to SRM) on the steps involved in a research project. Full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioural sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods
Coverage:

1000+ books, case studies, datasets, encyclopaedias and journal articles, as well as features, such as the Methods Map visual browse tool using a custom taxonomy of 700+ methods terms.  Over 900 videos.  

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Description:

SAGE Research Methods Video has over 900 videos, including hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers and more.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods

ScienceDirect

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Description: ScienceDirect provides access to 1200 journals published by Elsevier Science B.V., with full text of articles available from 1995 onwards for titles to which the University subscribes.
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Description: Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources.  Contains over 16 million author profiles, 70,000 institutional profiles, 5000 publishers, 70 million records, 1.4 billion cited references, covers over 20,000 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage: For some subject areas, from 1788 onwards.  
Note: The University of Edinburgh's Affiliation ID is 60027272 (used for configuring Papers 3 for Mac to work with Scopus).
Note: If you would like to register to receive personalised searches, alerts etc then select "Other Institution login", then add "Edinburgh" to the search box to find the University of Edinburgh log in link, select the Shibboleth option if requested.
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Description: Part of Web of Science Core Collection. Indexes 2,100 core journals in all areas of the social sciences, plus relevant items from 3,500 scientific and technical journals. Contains over 2.3 million records.
Coverage: 1990 onwards.
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Description: Education and teaching index drawn from more than 280 popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.
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Description: The definitive reference in the field of English language teaching, the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching explores the theoretical and practical aspects of English language instruction by providing an essential, go-to reference resource for educators, professionals, researchers, and students world-wide. Over 750 entries written by leading practitioners and scholars from around the globe reflect the collaborative efforts of a truly international team of editors and advisory board members. The Encyclopedia is arranged thematically and entries are ordered A-Z within each of these themes. Fifteen key topic areas are covered, with each entry organized into three sections: framing the issue; making the case; pedagogical implications.

UKLA website

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Description: The United Kingdom Literacy Association link allows you access to free and subscription based material that relates to literacy education in schools. This includes reports, newsletters, journal articles and other teaching resources.

Web of Science Core Collection

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Description:

Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.

Detailed information about Web of Science

Coverage:

Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).

Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Help:

Publisher userguide

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'): Cited Reference Searching (pdf)

 

Journal Citation Reports: 

Impact Factors (pdf)

 

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Subject guide: Education