Changes to Education databases (BEI & ERIC) and new resources for educational research

Two of the Library’s largest education databases are now sporting a new look. British Education Index and ERIC are now available from EBSCO, rather than ProQuest. The EBSCO interface will be familiar to anyone who has searched StirGate, SportDiscus, Business Source Premier or Historical Abstracts. As before, it is possible to search BEI and ERIC simultaneoulsy, simply select one of the database from the A-Z list, then click on Choose databases above the search box and add the other database to your list.


In addition to the changes  above, the Library now provides access to three new databases which will be of interest to anyone researching, teaching or studying Education. Child Development and Adolescent Studies is an index to the literature on child development and contains over a third of a million references. Education Abstracts indexes over 680 journals in the education field and coverage starts from 1983. As well as journals this database indexes yearbooks and educational books. Lastly, we now have access to Educational Administration Abstracts, an index to the literature about educational leadership, administration and research. This database contains over 190,000 references.


For a full list of the recommended resources for researching Education topics see our Subject Research Guides:


Teacher Training


Further Education


Higher Education