This guide will give you an introduction to finding information on education. You can use it to:
The books in the library are organised first by number and then alphabetically by author's surname. Each book number corresponds to a subject area. Use the Library Catalogue to search for books from your reading lists and course material. If you need help using the Library Catalogue, take a look at our Finding Books guide.
Remember to consult your reading lists and course material for more detail on your recommended texts. To help you get started the numbers below may be helpful for finding books. You can take a look at the Library Map to see where the subject areas are located in the library
Education, Learning & Teaching Subject Areas:
|153.15||Memory and Learning|
|302.2||Communication (Social Interaction)|
|370.1||Education (Theory and Philosophy)|
|370.711||Education (Practice and Teaching)|
|371.102||Teachers and Teaching|
|371.3||Study / Instruction Methods|
|372.21||Early Childhood Education|
You can also access some relevant material by using the eBooks available through the library. You can access our main ebook databases here.
Recommended Education, Learning, and Teaching eBooks:
Harris, K. R., Graham, S., Urdan, T., Graham, S., Royer, J. M. and Zeidner, M. (eds.) (2012) APA educational psychology handbook, vol. 2: Individual differences and cultural and contextual factors. APA PsycBooks.
|Dewey, J. (2004). Democracy and education. VLeBooks.||Illeris, K. (2007). How we learn: Learning and non-learning in school and beyond. VLeBooks.|
|Forsyth, D. R. (2016). College teaching: Practical insights from the science of teaching and learning (2nd edn.). APA PsycBooks.*|
Griffin, J. A. , McArdle, P. and Feund, L. S. (eds) (2015). Executive function in preschool-age children: Integating measurement, neurodevelopment, and translational research. APA PsycBooks.
|Harris, K. R., Graham, S., Urdan, T., Bus, A. G., Major, S. and Swanson, H. L. (eds.) (2012) APA educational psychology handbook, vol. 3: Application to learning and teaching. APA PsycBooks.||Schaefer, C. E. (ed.) (2010). Play therapy for preschool children. APA PsycBooks.|
Harris, K. R., Graham, S., Urdan, T., McCormick, C. B., Sinatra, G. M. and Sweller, J. (eds.) (2012) APA educational psychology handbook, vol. 1: Theories, constructs and critical issues. APA PsycBooks.
|Schwartz, B. M. and Gurrung, R. A. R. (eds) (2012) Evidence-based teaching for higher education. APA PsycBooks.|
|*To access ebooks on the APA PsycBooks database, go to the database here and search for the title in the APA PsycBooks search box.|
In order to access journal articles and other online material for your subject area, you can consult the recommended databases that are relevant to your particular subject area individually and are displayed below. For a full list of databases NCI Library subscribes to, go to A-Z Databases on the library webpage.
Recommended Education, Learning & Teaching Databases:
|Database & Subject Areas||Access Through|
Academic Search Complete
Subject Areas: Psychology
Business Source Ultimate
|Education Research Complete
Subject Areas: Education
Subject Areas: Education
Features newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites in full-text format including over 800 of the world's top news sources and featuring access to the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner etc.
|ProQuest Business Premium Collection
Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
|SAGE Research Methods
Over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos from SAGE’s research methods list.
Abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature review
Recommended Education, Learning & Teaching Journals:
|Active Learning in Higher Education (Database: SAGE Journals)|
|Adult Learner (Database: Education Research Complete)|
|An Leanbh Óg: The OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies
(Open Access: https://omepireland.ie/an-leanbh-og-journals/)
|British Educational Research Journal (Database: Education Research Complete / Academic Search Complete)|
|Canadian Journal of Learning & Technology (Database: Education Research Complete)|
|Early Childhood Education Journal (Database: Education Research Complete / Academic Search Complete)|
|European Early Childhood Education Research Journal (Database: Education Research Complete)|
|Harvard Business Review (Database: Business Source Ultimate) *see access information below|
|International Journal of Learning: Annual Review (Database: Education Research Complete)|
|International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
(Open Access: http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/past.cfm)
|International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning (Database: Education Research Complete)|
|Irish Educational Studies (Database: Education Research Complete)|
|Journal of Adult & Continuing Education (Database: SAGE Journals)|
|Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (Database: Education Research Complete)|
|Journal of Educational Research (Database: Education Research Complete / Academic Search Complete)|
|Journal of Teaching & Learning
(Open Access: https://ojs.uwindsor.ca/index.php/JTL/index)
|Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (Database: Education Research Complete)|
Harvard Business Review:
Harvard Business Publishing restricts access to Harvard Business Review's 500 most popular articles to "read-only" in Business Source Ultimate. The full text of the HBR 500 articles can be accessed but cannot be saved, printed, or linked to from a persistent URL. Harvard Business Publishing does not allow the use of the HBR 500 articles in electronic reserves, electronic coursepacks, persistent linking from syllabi, or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources.
The 500* Articles may be read online but not downloaded or saved
The 500* Articles may not be uploaded or linked to Moodle
In addition to using the college resources, your reading lists also recommend consulting a number of external sites. Below is a selection of some recommended websites.
Recommended Education, Learning & Teaching External Websites:
|Aontas - The National Adult Learning Organisation||https://www.aontas.com/|
|Department of Children and Youth Affairs||http://www.dcya.gov.ie/|
|Department of Education and Skills||https://www.education.ie/|
|Economic and Social Research Institute||https://www.esri.ie/|
|Education and Training Boards Ireland||http://www.etbi.ie/|
|Language and Learning Online, Monash University||http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/|
|National Adult Literacy Agency||https://www.nala.ie/|
|National Council for Curriculum and Assessment||https://www.ncca.ie/|
|New Media Consortium||http://www.nmc.org/|
|Online Learning Consortium||https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/|
|Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)||http://www.oecd.org/education/bycountry/ireland/|
|Psychological Society of Ireland||https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/|
|Purdue Online Writing Lab||https://owl.english.purdue.edu/|
|Quality and Qualifications Ireland||https://www.qqi.ie/|
|Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education||http://siolta.ie/|
|SOLAS, Further Education and Training Authority||http://www.solas.ie/|
|Using English for Academic Purposes||http://www.uefap.com/|
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