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Education (Undergraduate and MA courses)

Guide to books and e-books

E-book suggestions from the Education Librarians

Guide to books and e-books

For books and e-books Library Search will:

  • tell you whether we have an e-book, a print book, or both and how many copies we have
  • tell you where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • link directly to the e-book if it is available

Library Search can also allow you to search for books outside of the Birmingham Newman Library collection and order an inter-library loan.

Finding books in the Library

A 'shelfmark' or 'call number' is a number that tells you where a book an be found in the library. Our main lending collection is on Level 2. Each row of shelves has a poster on the end that tells you what shelfmarks can be found there.

You can use the table on this page to see the general areas that main topics in your subject are shelved. Sometimes, casually browsing the shelves can turn up some great resources!

A shelfmark with two or three letters preceding it means that the book is not shelved in the main collection.

  • SE means it will be in our School Experience Collection on Level 0
  • LH means it will be in the Local History Collection on Level 2
  • REF or JHN is for the Reference or John Henry Birmingham Newman Collections on Level 1. You cannot borrow books from these collections: they can only be used in the Library.

Shelf locations

Main subject Shelfmark
Education 370-379
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; 375.2
Government and education 379

Last reviewed: 14 November 2023

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