Welcome to the Library Subject Guide for Education.
Given the Covid-19 situation, our services are online: Useful Contacts
Librarians http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk choose Chat or Ask a Librarian
Learning Enhancement Team (LET): https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/writing-numeracy
LET Academic Writing and Language: Email: AWL@mdx.ac.uk
LET Maths, stats and numeracy: Email: MSN@mdx.ac.uk
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)
Tips for searching:
Use keywords for your search, two or three words to get started.
Use synonyms, for example for education, use teaching, schooling, or pedagogy.
Too few results; use more keywords to broaden your search.
Too many results; use fewer keywords to narrow your search.
Spelling, UK or USA - labour/labor, centre/center, organisation/organization.
These databases can usually be searched by subject and name and more specifically by type of material, article title, publisher, year, language or organisation. A successful search will provide you with a list of references to relevant material (articles/papers).
Many of the databases provide an abstract (summary) of the article's content, which gives an indication of its usefulness and relevance. This is in addition to bibliographic details such as author, article title, journal title, issue/volume number and date.
Use Library Search to find articles, books, reports, DVDs, CDs, and more. Highly recommended for 1st year students.
Education books start at 370, and ends 379 on the second floor. Early childhood studies is also located, (305.23) on the second floor.
Use Cite them right for Harvard referencing. Here is a link to a 'sample text and reference list using the Harvard style'. 'Cite them right' is also available as a textbook.
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
To access electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases etc) you need to sign into myUniHub.
myUniHub > Mystudy > MyLibrary > My Subject.
The Teaching Resource Collection at the Sheppard Library, which is located on the second floor, room S218, 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. The fiction is arranged in KEY STAGES; foundation stage, and KS1 to KS5.
This type of material is identified with a green label prefixed with a 'JF' or a 'T', e.g. JF KS2 MAS. (KS2 means Key Stage 2).
Students studying for a PGCE, or a BA in Primary Education can borrow up to 50 teaching resource items.
SMARTBOARD PENS - Smart electronic whiteboard pens are available from UniHelp Short Loan collection.
Need help with academic writing! See the Learning Enhancement Team, they hold drop-in sessions Monday to Friday, 12:00-15:00 in the Sheppard Library, on the first floor (during term time).
They can help you excel in your academic communication, whether this is in written assignments or oral presentations, as well as using information effectively and ethically in your work.
You can also book 1-2-1 tutorials with them or sign up for LET workshops (links below).
Printed Journals - Last 5 years
"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.
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.