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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject. Click the link below to find out how to make the most of these resources. 

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    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources we have selected for Education Studies you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    academic_search_complete, academic search complete logo Academic Search Complete  A multidisciplinary database with access to over 5,500 full text journals. A good place for a broad search.
    education_source, education source logo Education Source

    This claims to be the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text educational journals, covering all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education. It offers full text access to over 1,800 journals and over 550 books and monographs. An essential place to search for education assignments.

    Watch this video to learn how to use and search in Education Source:Watch 'Eresources for Education - Education Source' | Microsoft Stream

    espresso_education, espresso education logo Espresso Education Classroom resource. Use Espresso to find exciting and challenging teaching resources to inspire your future practice in the classroom. This covers all year groups and subjects, plus whole-school initiatives such as SEAL and Healthy Schools. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.
    jstor, jstor logo  JSTOR Access to 12 million academic journal articles, books and primary sources across many subject areas. The social sciences are well covered, with a good representation or resources from across 57 countries.
    proquest, proquest logo ProQuest Education Journals

    Access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. This includes an option to limit your results to a specific geographical area such as the UK.

    Watch this video to learn how to use and search in Proquest Education: Watch 'Eresources for Education Proquest Education' | Microsoft Stream

    Siren Films logo, Siren Films Siren Films is the UK's leading creators of educational videos for early years professionals. Collections include child development, effective learning, environment and materials, play, teaching and support, and theories and approaches. Short courses of grouped materials are also available. 
    taylor_francis, taylor francis logo Taylor and Francis Journals Online Multidisciplinary eresource with full text access to journals and reference books.
    teacher_reference_center, teacher reference center logo  Teacher Reference Center Indexing and abstract database for more than 270 teacher and administrator journals. Covering Primary, secondary and higher education. Limited full text coverage.


    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.  Alternatively, check your reading list in Blackboard to see what your lecturers recommend for each module.

    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal British Journal of Special Education Journal from the National Association for Special Educational Needs. This title covers the whole range of learning difficulties relating to children in mainstream and special schools
    Early Years Educator Expert guidance for early years professionals, working with children from birth to five years old.
    Education 3-13 This professional journal offers insight into the role of education in early years and primary settings.
    International Journal of Inclusive Education This journal covers the following areas: multi-disciplinary research into pedagogies, curricula, organizational structures, policy-making, administration and cultures to include all students in education.
    Nursery World Latest news, research and opinion plus best practice and management advice from the top experts in the early years sector.
    Support for Learning The articles in this journal examine the practical and theoretical issues surrounding the education of pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools.  Strategies to eliminate underachievement and promote best practice are especially featured.
    The TES magazine A weekly UK magazine for education professionals.  You will need to create a profile using your University of Cumbria email address.


  • Web links for your subject


    Web LinkDescription
      Early Years Statutory Framework - includes updates The EYFS sets standards for learning and development from birth to five years. Check here for updates to the EYFS Statutory Framework. From pregnancy to children aged 5.

    Early Years Foundation Stage 2019 handbook

    This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment.

    Education in England

    Includes timeline and links to the full text of education reports.


  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the MFA Password Reset Tool.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (

    MFA Password Reset 
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