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Key Databases

This collection covers aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. The British Education Index provides coverage of all areas of education from preschool to higher education and is searchable by educational level and age group.
Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Additional databases

This database is today's source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. 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.
The Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
The most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.
A comprehensive sociology research database, featuring over 1,600,000 records and full text of over 253 "core" coverage journals. Part of the EBSCO Host research databases.

Web Pages

Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children's services.

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages. (Includes Inspection Reports and publications)

Office for National Statistics
Includes Statistics on Education & Training with regional and social trends

TES Connect
Space for teachers to share free learning materials including lesson plans, activities, games, teaching ideas and worksheets.

National Curriculum
The National Curriculum website contains the statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1-4 in England.

Scholastic Education PLUS
Resource Banks for Early Years and Primary – follow link to obtain password for these materials for use in nursery and school settings.