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Education (including ITE, PGCE and Schools Direct): Books, E-books and Reference

Our guide for Education, ITE and PGCE students - helping you make the most of the library

Finding books and e-books

Your first stop to find books and e-books is our library catalogue.

The catalogue will tell you:

  • whether we have an e-book or a print book
  • where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • how many copies we have and - if they’re out on loan - when they’re due back

To only see e-books in your search results, choose ‘Refine your search options’ (may display as + on some devices) then choose ‘Internet’ under ‘Library Location’.

When you’re connecting to an e-book you may need to log into OpenAthens before you can open it.

Using reference sources

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources can help you find your way into your assignment reading or research. They're also great if you need a quick definition or an overview of a subject.

Printed reference sources

Many of these sources are in our Reference section on level 1 of the library.

Online reference sources

Links and search boxes for our key online reference sources are available below. If you are not on campus, you may need to sign in to OpenAthens to use these resources.

Shelf locations for Education

Education 370
Early years education 372.21
Primary education 372
Secondary education 373
Adult education 374
Higher Education 378
Child psychology and development 155.4
Child intelligence 155.413
Educational psychology 370.15
Sociology of Education 306.43
Teacher training 370.71
Educational research 370.72
Teaching practice guides 370.733
School organisaion and management 371.2
Teaching and learning methods 371.3
Guidance and counselling 370.15
Behaviour management 371.1024
Special education 370.15
Primary curriculum 372.19
Infant, Junior and Middle Schools 372.241
Teaching skills - secondary education 373.11
Secondary education - organisation 373.2
Curriculum information 375
Women and education 376
Schools and religion 372.84
Government and education 379

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