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Education: Resources for Education


Welcome to the Library Subject Guide for Education. This set of web pages will act as your one-stop-shop for all Library resources relating to Education.


Key Education Databases

2nd/3rd year and post-graduates use the databases listed below to do a comprehensive search of the Education literature (login to myUniHub if you have not already done so).

The databases below cover other subject areas that you may find useful (plus some education journals)

Middlesex Uni phone app

The Middlesex University phone app (i-Phone, Blackberry and Android).

For more information, and how to download it to your phone click here

Finding Resources

Use Summon to find articles, books, reports, DVDs, CDs and more.  Highly recommended for 1st year students.

Use the Library Catalogue to find books, journal titles, and renew your books.  Main education books start at 370, and ends 379 on the second floor.  Early childhood studies, 305.23 on the first floor. (Library Catalogue Helpsheet)

Use Cite them right for Harvard referencing. Here is a link to a 'sample text and reference list using the Harvard style'.

Use your online reading list.

Use the key databases. Highly recommended for 2nd, 3rd, postgraduate students, and researchers.

If Middlesex does not have an item; do an Inter-library Loan for £3 per item. Recommended for 3rd years, postgraduates, and researchers.  Request Form

Want to watch a video? Have a look at BOB (Box of Broadcast).

Teaching Resource Collection

The Teaching Resource Collection at the Sheppard Library, Room SB05, contains a wealth of resources for you to use in your teaching practice. There are five main sections: fiction, non-fiction, dual-language books, poetry, and DVDs.

This type of material is identified with a green classmark label with  prefixed with a 'JF' or a 'T',  e.g. JF KS2 MAS.  (KS2 means Key Stage 2)

Those students studying for a PGCE, or a BA in Primary Education can borrow up to 50 teaching resource items.


"SCONUL Access - this is a scheme which allows you to borrow printed items from other academic libraries in the UK and Ireland. Click on the link to get further information.

Selection of New Books/Books On Order

Keeping up to date

The British Library's current awareness service, Zetoc Alert, automatically sends you emails listing the table of contents from particular journals, you can also be sent alerts on articles that match searches for authors names or keywords from article titles. This is particularly useful if you are doing MA and PhD research.

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