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Pedagogical Research Resources

Research Help

The professional librarians, Mark and Lucia, are happy to conduct literature searches on colleagues behalf.   Just pop into the LRC for a chat or email them with your research question or brief.

UK resources

Pedagogical Resources in the LRC  Available from behind the LRC Reference Desk.

British Educational Research Association Library

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) is a member-led charity that exists to encourage educational research and its application for the improvement of practice and public benefit.  The library provides access to the digital version of Research Intelligence and a host of reports and briefing relevant to action based research in the UK classroom.

British Education Index

Hosted by The University of Leeds the BEI provides researchers with  access to a index of educational research resources much of which is available in full text.

Digital Education Repository Archive

The IOE (Institute of Education)UK Digital Education Repository Archive (DERA) is a digital archive of all documents published electronically by government and related bodies in the area of education. The IOE library has always collected this material in both print and electronic format.  Courtesy of dera.ioe.ac.uk


Available via Athens, JSTOR provides access to over 200 educational journal titles, with the majority of  content available in full text.

Teaching and Learning Academy

This site from the GTCE contains over 50 summaries of research findings and bibliographies for further reading.

TES Teacher TV

The TES has been selected to archive the legacy collection of vidio clips from Teacher TV covering a wide range of practical application if pedagogical theory.


ERIC Education Resources Center

ERIC – the Education Resources Information Center – is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

EThOS doctoral dissertations online

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. It supports the UK Government’s open access principle that publications resulting from publicly-funded research should be made freely available for all researchers, providing opportunities for further research. It demonstrates the quality of UK research, and helps attract students and research investment into UK Higher Education.

EThOS aims to provide:
• A national aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education  institutions
• Free access to the full text of as many theses as possible for use by all researchers to further their own research.
There are approximately 300,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Almost 100,000 of these also provide access to the full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository. Of the remaining 200,000 records dating back to at least 1800, three quarters are available to be ordered for scanning through the EThOS digitisation-on-demand facility.


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Athens database login

JURN – academic search engine

JURN: search over 4,000 arts & humanities ejournals.