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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

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    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 you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    Academic Search Complete A multidisciplinary database with access to over 5,500 full text journals. A good place for a broad search.
    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.
    Espresso Education Classroom resource. Use Espresso to find exciting and challenging teaching resources and embed them effectively into lessons. 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 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 reserouces from across 57 countries.
    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.
    pshe logo  PSHE Association Access to teaching resources, key guidance with briefings, training and support from subject experts. A separate username and password is required to access this database both on and off campus - please contact the library for details.
    Taylor and Francis Journals Online Multidisciplinary eresource with full text access to journals and reference books.
      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.

    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
    Education 3-13 This professional journal offers insight into the role of education in early years and primary settings.
    English Journal The National Council of English Teachers award-winning journal, focused on junior, middle and senior schools.
    Geography Teacher Peer reviewed journal from the National Council for Geographic Education.
    Mathematics Teaching Professional journal from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, offering practical insight into teaching from the Foundation Stage to Higher Education.
    Teaching History Peer reviewed journal from the Historical Association of Great Britain covering primary, secondary and Higher Education.
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
      The Department for Education The UK government offical website, includes statutory guidance.

    Education in England

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

    The central hub for all UK government services and information. Select the education area or search for your topic.

    National Curriculum

    This is the current curriculum, since September 2014

    Office of National Statistics

    Data from the United Kingdom relating to early years, primary and secondary school, college, higher education and adult learning. 

    The next section offers links to a number of educational resources that may be useful in the classroom.

    BBC Schools

    A wide range of primary resources organised by educational level and country specific.

    Primary Resources

    Free lesson plans, activities and resources for primary teachers.


    A range of free to use primary lesson plans.


    A range of free items including games and whiteboard resources.


  • Getting help / contact us

    Help and AdviceLink

    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources

    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the Password Reset Service.

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

    Password Reset Service

  • Classroom resources

    Our libraries stock a range of resources for you to use on when in the classroom or working with children. This is known as the Teaching Practice Collection. These books, big books, kits and equipment are also useful when considering how to make your own resources for your assignments. You may borrow up to 30 items from this collection. If you are going on placement for more than four weeks, you can register for extended placement loans. You are also encouraged to suggest ideas to add to this collection using the Get More Books scheme.

    To explore the range of stock in the Teaching Practice Collection, run an OneSearch Books+ search.  You can tweak your results using the facets on the right hand side of the screen; Teaching Practice should appear towards the bottom of your list of options. We would also recommend browsing the shelves; this is a good way to explore the collection.



  • Final year students

    In your final year, you may undertake a larger project and need to research a topic in more depth. It is good practice to search OneSearch, then to undertake the same search on the subject specific eresources recommended on this page too. It is a good idea to search more widely on the web, for this, we would suggest using Google Scholar.

    If you have found a source that we don’t have access to in the library, please use our Get More Books recommendation form to suggest we buy a copy. We may also be able to source a journal article or out of print item via inter-library loan.

    Finally, if you are struggling to find the right sources for your work, visit our finding information page for advice on successful search strategies. Alternatively, book an appointment with one of the Skills@Cumbria team.