Welcome to the Education subject page.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.

Your Librarian is Jean McGuinness. Jean can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: j.mcguinness@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308823

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LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to search and access our print and online content from one simple search box.

LibrarySearch simultaneously searches a huge amount of scholarly content including eBook and online journal article collections, conference proceedings, reports, and open access resources, as well as all the items in the Library building. Simply search by title, author, and /or keywords. 

For more comprehensive searching or for systematic reviews, you may need to search individual databases. These are collections that are either specific to a subject area, or contain a significant amout of subject-specific content. The key databases for your subject are listed below.


BrowZine allows you to easily browse, read, and keep up-to-date with current scholarly journal content on any device. You can add your favourite journal titles to your Bookshelf to keep up to date with what's been published, and easily export your citations to RefWorks.

Journal Collections/Databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

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Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Key websites for your subject area include: 

  • ERIC Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) includes an abstracting database containing useful information for teachers.
  • Higher Education Academy The HEA's aim is to use their expertise and resources to support the higher education community in order to enhance the quality and impact of learning and teaching.
  • Higher Education Empirical Research Database Summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education.
  • Leadership Foundation for Higher Education The Leadership Foundation is committed to developing and improving the management and leadership skills of existing and future leaders of higher education.
  • Quality Assurance Agency The mission of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education. Website has useful reports and subject be

Other resources and support