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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 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.
    digimap, digimap  Digimap collection A useful resource for secondary geographers, Digimap is an online service that allows users to view and create both simple and customised maps of any location in Great Britain using Ordnance Survey map data.
    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 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, 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 reserouces 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

    pshelogo, 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.
    science_direct, science direct logo ScienceDirect A database containing articles from 1,800 journals relating to physical sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, life sciences and health sciences.
    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.


    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
    Educational Psychology Provides an international forum for the discussion of research findings in psychological aspects of education. 
    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.
    The TES magazine A weekly UK magazine for education professionals.  You will need to create a profile using your University of Cumbria email address. 
    Theory into Practice Peer reviewed journal featuring multiple perspectives and scholarly, yet practical and engaging, discussions of important issues in education.
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  DfE teaching the curriculum National curriculum and qualifications information.
    National Foundation for Educational Research The leading independent provider of education research and insights.
    National Curriculum from September 2014 The national curriculum for England for all local-authority-maintained schools.
    British Educational Research Association BERA aims to inform the development of policy and practice by promoting the best quality evidence produced by educational research.
    Education in England Includes a timeline and links to the full text of education reports.
    Office for National Statistics The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.
    UK National Statistics Hub Government statistics, searchable by date and organisation. Search for government services and information.
  • 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 
    dl_step, cartoon icon of info symbol The Student Enquiry Point is a new, simpler way to contact Student Services. Using the Student Enquiry Point tile on the Student Hub you can submit an enquiry relating to the wide range of services provided by Student Services. Student Hub



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