Education databases

Key resources

British Education Index
Index and abstract information of over 6,000 education texts, mostly but not exclusively, education focussed conference papers.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. Aims to promote good practice in learning, teaching and educational research. Provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, dissertations and more.


Child Development and Adolescent Studies
Current and historical literature related to the growth and development of children up to the age of 21. Includes indexed journals, books, book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, dissertations and theses. 

Full text of nearly 600 journals including the American Economic Association journals.

Education Abstracts
Providing indexing and abstracts for more than 680 periodicals, books and yearbooks, this database covers a broad range of subjects pertaining to education and is invaluable for education students, professionals and policy makers.

Educational Administration Abstracts
This research database includes more than 199,000 bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. 

This comprehensive database gathers a wide collection of news of global content sources, across many disciplines including Education and Social Science. It provides access to 3,500 newspapers, 4,200 journals and magazines, up to 700 updated newswires (Dow Jones, Reuters, etc.).

Humanities Index
BHI composes over 370 international journals and magazines including education. From 1962 to the present day.

A database providing full text of the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioural and health sciences. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields including education and social science. Updated weekly.

Teacher Reference Center 

Web of Science
A multidisciplinary database which indexes international scholarly literature. It Includes the Science citation index, Social Science Citation index, Arts and Humanities citation index and Conference Proceedings Citation indexes.

The British Library’s electronic table of contents, detailing journals and conference proceedings. Contains an alerting service.

Data and collections online

Department of Education Publications
Information on the Government's education publications including the full-text. Includes a section devoted to higher education and universities.

DERA (Digital Education Resource Archive)
The Institute of Education's UK Digital Education Repository Archive containing all electronically published documents by government and related bodies.

Created by the Higher Education Academy, EvidenceNet aims to promote evidence-informed practice in learning and teaching in Higher Education. Includes summaries of research with links to the full-text, covering a wide range of key themes in Higher Education.

HEER (Higher Education Empirical Research Database)
Developed by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) at the Open University, HEER provides summaries of evidence-based research on a range of higher education topics.

IOE Eprints
The Institute of Education's open access digital repository of research findings.

A Jisc funded online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK further and higher education institutions. Includes both teaching and learning resources in various formats contributed by users of the service.

Contains over 30,000 scholarly publications from more than 190 leading publishers.

Electronic journal collections

HighWire Press
Contains over 1180 journal titles from more than 140 scholarly publishers.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences I & II
Contains 224 titl es in more than 15 different disciplines. Includes research journals in education.

Science Direct
An interdisciplinary journal collection covering material in the social sciences. 

A platform giving access to an extensive range of journal titles to do with education, learning and educational research.

Online dictionaries

A Dictionary of Education

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
Language and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including education dictionaries.

Thesis databases

Index to Theses
Comprehensive listing of higher degree theses with abstracts submitted to UK and Irish universities since 1716.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Doctoral dissertations and masters theses from around the world. Includes over 2.4 million citations and abstracts. Publishes more than 65,000 new theses and dissertations annually.