Education - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Education:


the leading UK source for conference papers and other high quality documents on educational policy and practice

• Emerald 

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects include health and safety, management, human resources, engineering, marketing and training.  For the most relevant results, use the advanced search and restrict to case studies or literature reviews.

Those doing education management will find this leading source of articles on training and management helpful. 


the world’s leading source of articles on Education


An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. You will need to search other databases to find the most recent years.

• Social Care Online not in Discovery 

The UK’s largest database of information on social work and social care


A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.


A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal publishing wide-ranging educational research from across the world. Each year this is the most heavily accessed education journal here in Portsmouth

Peer-reviewed articles covering psychological research that makes a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of education. Observations of classroom behaviours, interviews, and surveys are all included.

Peer-reviewed, scholarly, research-based articles including discussions of educational policy and educational issues that draw on the findings of research. You will also find articles that review policy developments outside the UK.

A peer-reviewed, international, research journal including articles from researchers and professionals who are exploring new and alternative perspectives in their work with young children (from birth to 8) and their families.

Peer-reviewed articles covering research and analysing practice relating to children between the ages of 3-13, both in the UK and internationally. The articles aim to help develop policy and practice in primary education and assist practitioners by providing helpful and stimulating ways of viewing what they do, or might do

A peer-reviewed, international, research journal including articles from researchers and professionals who are exploring new and alternative perspectives in their work with young children (from birth to 8) and their families.

A peer-reviewed journal applying theory and research within the professional community. This journal has particular relevance to policymakers and practitioners working in fields related to early childhood.

A highly regarded, international, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on young people within a range of contexts, such as education, the labour market and the family, and highlights key research themes such as the construction of identity, the use of leisure time, involvement in crime, consumption and political behaviour.

A highly regarded, peer-reviewed journal which covers many aspects of education and often has special themed issues.

News Services & Archives

• The Guardian and Observer Archives not in Discovery 

Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

• Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980's.

Regional and national newspapers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australasia, dating from the 1980s onwards - note that you will find Latin American sources in the Spanish section and Francophone African sources in the French section. 

• TES 

The most well-known UK weekly magazine aimed at teachers (includes job ads)

A weekly news magazine covering higher education in the UK but also including some international content

• The Times: Digital Archive 1785-2013 not in Discovery 

Search over 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

Your Subject Team

Anne Worden

Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3243

Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3234

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