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Educational Research

Listed below is a selection of resources which may be helpful for those engaged in educational research.

Databases from Bournemouth University

These databases are from a selection available from Bournemouth University's Educational Databases webpage; you will need your Athens password to access them.

In addition, all of Bournemouth University's electronic resources can be searched simultaneously via their Federated search, mySearch.

British Education Index
BEI, compiled by the University of Leeds, provides references to 350 British and European periodicals in education and training.
Coverage: 1975 - .

Education database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
Coverage: 1966 - .

Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Research into Higher Education Abstracts
Published by Routledge on behalf of the Society for Research into Higher Education, it provides a regular survey of international periodicals relevant to the theory and practice of higher education and also offers a selective coverage of books and monographs. Coverage 1996 - .

Bibliographic database of the literature of psychology. In addition to covering core topics such as personality or mental health it also contains references on behavioural topics from related disciplines such as health care, education, business, organisational behaviour, consumer behaviour, criminal justice and artificial intelligence.
Coverage: 1872 - .

Web of Knowledge - Incorporating Conference Proceedings
Citation databases in the subjects of Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.
These bibliographic databases allow searching for a specific article by subject, author, journal or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (bibliography), it is also possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work.

Index to Theses (ASLIB)
Index to Doctorate and Masters theses from Universities of Great Britain and Ireland, including links to the full text of over 3000 theses via ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations).
Coverage: 1716 - . (Abstracts available from 1986 - .)

Australian Education Index
This database covers educational research, policy and practice. Entries are taken from Australian and international journals, conference proceedings and papers, books, research and technical reports. Coverage is 1979 to date, and whilst primarily concerned with Australia, also has an international perspective.

CINAHL covers virtually all English language core journals in nursing and allied health disciplines, as well as publications from the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. The journal 'Medical Education', alongside several other medical education journals, is indexed in CINAHL. Coverage: 1982 - . Access is available via
Bournemouth University's Health Databases webpage.


Medical Education


Other Educational research journals available on the Internet (full-text may not be available)

General educational research resources


Technology & education




Conferences & events


Discussion lists


News & other


Keeping up-to-date

Keep up-to-date with the current research by using Zetoc Tables of Contents alerts for key journals. Zetoc is available from Bournemouth University. Tables of Contents alerts are also available from ticTOCs and Open Access journals Tables of Contents from Journal TOCs.

You can set up RSS feeds for individual journals in Zetoc. Feeds are updated on a monthly basis. You can also create feeds from PubMed and other database searches, blogs and most websites. For more information on this see the Library Blog.