Electronic Resources - Education

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Contact Jo-Anne Watts on 01782 734503 or email j.watts@keele.ac.uk

Searching for Journal Articles

Databases and E-Journal Collections

You can search or browse these online collections to find e-journal articles.

In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the @Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.

EBSCO
EBSCO provides access to ERIC and the British Education Index (BEI), as well as Education Abstracts and Educational Administration Abstracts.
Through EBSCO you can also access Academic Search Complete which contains the full text of over 8500 journals covering almost every area of academic study, as well as Business Source Complete and the Teacher Reference Center
Use your Keele username and password to log in and click here to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus,
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.

JSTOR 
A searchable full text archive of over 130 important journals. JSTOR is not specifically a collection of education journals but some titles may be of interest.
Use your Keele username and password to log in and click here to access JSTOR from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using JSTOR.

NEW Oxford Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles. 

ProQuest 
Access a variety of databases, including the Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts, the Physical Education Index, and NEW Social Sciences Premium Collection 
You will need your Keele username and password to access ProQuest from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest.

Sage Premier
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.

NEW Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access T&F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials to help you find journal articles.

Web of Science
Includes the Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.
You will need your Keele username and password to access Web of Science from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using Web of Science.

NEW Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from Wiley's Online Library with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials and user guides to help you find journal articles.


To find a specific e-journal title, or to browse what is available, go to the e-journals search. For help using ejournals search, take a look at this quick video tutorial.

To find out what titles are available in the Library's print collection, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Journals'.

Selected E-journals for Education

Looking for an e-journal?

The e-journals listed below are just a few of the relevant titles which the Library provides access to. Please see our e-journals search to find out what other titles are available.

From off-campus you will need to log-in to access the full-text of articles within these journals. Look out for a link called “institutional log-in” or "Shibboleth log-in", select the UK Federation and then Keele University and log in using your Keele username and password. For further help with logging-in please see our off-campus access help page.

Active Learning in Higher Education
Active Learning in Higher Education is a peer reviewed publication covering all aspects of development, innovations and good practice in higher education teaching and learning. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 2000.

British Educational Research Journal
The official journal of the British Educational Research Association (BERA). The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997.

British Journal of Special Education
A well-established journal which covers the whole range of learning difficulties relating to children in mainstream and special schools. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997.

Comparative Education
Comparative Education engages with theoretical, conceptual and methodological debates in the whole field of comparative education. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1995.

Educational Research
Educational Research is the journal of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997.

Higher Education
Higher Education is one of the leading international journals on higher education studies. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997.

Journal of Further and Higher Education
A peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles and book reviews representing the whole field of post-16 education and training. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997.

Sociology of Education
Published by the American Sociological Association. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 2011. Archive access to full-text articles from 1963 to 2009 is available through JSTOR.

Teaching and Teacher Education
Teaching and Teacher Education is an international journal concerned primarily with teachers, teaching and teacher education. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1995.

Ebook Collections

Education Books

Use Library Search to search for individual titles held by the Library.

In addition, several ebook collections are available for you to use. These allow you to read books in full, online.
View the Quick Guide to Using ebooks for help starting to use these collections.

Dawsonera
An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Education.
You will need your Keele username and password to access individual ebooks and to access the collection off-campus.

EBSCO Ebook Collection
A large collection of ebooks with some texts on various aspects of education.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.

MyiLibrary
A collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Education. The collection is developing and new titles will continue to be added.
You will need your keele username and password for off-campus access.

You may also like to look at Google Books. Whilst this does not provide access to the full text of many books, you can access limited previews for some titles.

Selected E-books for Education

Looking for an ebook on Education?

The following are suggested titles in our collection. Many more are available through Library Search. You will need your Keele University username and password to log-in to the ebooks.

(N. B. Students should of course refer to, and follow, guidance on reading provided by tutors or module handbooks in the first instance).

Education Studies

Ball, S.J. (2008) The education debate. Bristol: Policy.

Bartlett, S. and Burton, D. (2003) Education studies: essential issues. London: Sage.

Kassem, D., Mufti, E. and Robinson, J. (2006) Education studies: issues and critical perspectives. maidenhead: Open University Press.

Lingard, B. and Ozga, J. (2006) The RoutledgeFalmer reader in education policy and politics. New York: Routledge.

Sharpe, R., Beetham, H. and de Freitas, S. (2010) Rethinking learning for a digital age: how learners are shaping their own experiences. New York: Routledge.

Wragg, E.C. (2004) The RoutledgeFalmer reader in teaching and learning. London: Routledge.

Higher Education

Biggs, J.B. (2011) Teaching for quality learning at university: what the student does, 4th edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Brockbank, A. (2007) Facilitating reflective learning in higher education, 2nd edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Fry, H., Ketteridge, S. and Marshall, S. (2009) A handbook for teaching and learning in higher education: enhancing academic practice, 3rd edition. London: Routledge.

Ramsden, P. (2003) Learning to teach in higher education, 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

Tennant, M. (2010) Teaching, learning and research in higher education: a critical approach. New York: Routledge.

Tight, M. (2004) The RoutledgeFalmer reader in higher education. London: Routledge.

Primary Education

Farrell, M. (1999) Key issues in primary schools. London: Routledge.

Johnston, J. (2007) Developing teaching skills in the primary school. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Research and Study Skills

Bell, J. (2010) Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science, 5th edition. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.

Cohen, L. (2007) Research methods in education, 6th edition. London: Routledge.

Cousins, G. (2009) Researching learning in higher education: an introduction to contemporary methods and approaches. New York: Routledge.

McNiff, J. (2010) You and your action research project, 3rd edition. London: Routledge.

Pole, C.J. (2003) Ethnography for education. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Secondary Education

Brooks, V., Abbott, I. and Bills, L. (2007) Preparing to teach in secondary schools: a student teacher's guide to professional issues in secondary schools, 2nd edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Capel, S., Leask, M. and Turner, T. (2005) Learning to teach in the secondary school: a companion to school experience, 4th edition. London: Routledge.

Fautley, M. (2007) Creativity in secondary education. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Shilvock, K. and Pope, M. (2008) Successful teaching placements in secondary schools. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Wellington, J.J. (2006) Secondary education: the key concepts. New York: Routledge.

Special Educational Needs

Farrell, M. (2010) Debating special education. London: Routledge.

Farrell, M. (2009) Foundations of special education: an introduction. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Spooner, W. (2011) The SEN handbook for trainee teachers, NQTs and teaching assistants, 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

 

Newspapers

Newspapers

The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers.

ProQuest European Newsstream (previously UK Newsstand)
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest European Newsstream.

Nexis UK
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.
You will need to use your Keele username and password for both on-campus and off-campus access to Nexis UK.
View the Quick Guide to Using Nexis UK.

The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using The Times Digital Archive.

Theses

Theses

Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

ETHOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

PhDData
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Other Useful Links

Other Useful Links

Direct Gov

The UK government’s information service.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too.
You can use the 'Scholar Preferences' options to set Google Scholar to recognise which articles you have full-text access to through Keele's subscriptions. View the Quick Guide to Using Google Scholar to see how this can be done.

NFER
Summaries or full-text of current and completed research online, as well as selected NFER publications, journal articles and conference papers.

RefWorks
Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources.
You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.
View the Quick Guide to Using RefWorks.

Zetoc
Use this site to set up e-mail alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published. Zetoc will send you an e-mail containing the new issue’s table of contents.

Guides and Tutorials

The following tutorials are available:

Internet for Education
A free, simple, interactive tutorial to improve online research skills for Education.

Online Reading Lists for Education

Online Reading Lists for Educational Studies

Online Reading Lists for PGCE

Online Reading Lists for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

View reading lists for Education modules online.

When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including  links to ebooks, ejournals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access the library catalogue to view additional details, place a reservation or use other borrower services

Sign-in with your Keele username and password if you wish to add personal study notes to your lists.

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