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Education, Learning and Teaching Subject Guide: Library Resources

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This guide will give you an introduction to finding information on education. You can use it to: 

  • locate books, ebooks and journal articles
  • search relevant databases
  • connect to useful websites
  • reference properly and avoid plagiarism

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
155 Lifespan Development
155.2 Individual Psychology
301 Sociology
302.2 Communication (Social Interaction)
309.1415 Sociology (Ireland)
320 Political Science
370.1 Education (Theory and Philosophy)
370.711 Education (Practice and Teaching)
370.1523 Education (Learning)
371.102 Teachers and Teaching
371.3 Study /  Instruction Methods
372.21 Early Childhood Education
374 Adult 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:

Barrett, T. and Moore, S. (eds.) (2010). New approaches to problem-based learning: Revitalising your practice in higher education. VLeBooks.

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.

undefined 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.*

Savin-Baden, M. and Howell Major, C. (2004). Foundations of problem-based learning. VLeBooks.

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.

Schaefer, C. E. (ed.) (2010). Play therapy for preschool children. 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. Schwartz, B. M. and Gurrung, R. A. R. (eds) (2012) Evidence-based teaching for higher education. 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.

*To access ebooks on the APA PsycBooks database, go to the database here and search for the title in the APA PsycBooks search box.

 

You can find more eBooks by searching the library catalogue or the following databases:

APA PsycBooks by EBSCOhost

User Guide

VLeBooks (carrying content formerly held by DawsonEra)

 

O'Reilly Learning by O'Reilly

User Guide

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: Multi-disciplinary database including Education

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

APA PsycArticles
Subject Areas:
Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Business Source Ultimate
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Management, Marketing, Psychology

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Education Research Complete
Subject Areas: 
Education

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Emerald Insight
Subject Areas: Multidisciplinary database, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, Management Science & Operations, Marketing, Strategy

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide
ERIC
Subject Areas: Education

Discovery

A-Z Database

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ProQuest Business Premium Collection
Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

SAGE Journals 
Subject Areas: Economics, Management, Marketing

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide
SAGE Research Methods

Includes over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos from SAGE’s research methods list.
Subject Areas: writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analysing data and writing up findings

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Scopus

Abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature review
Subject Areas: Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Discovery

A-Z Databases

User Guide

You can access the journals below through the A-Z eJournals page or through Discovery.

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

Click here for 500 Article Titles

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/
Citizens Information https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/
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/
Teaching Council https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/
TED https://www.ted.com/
Using English for Academic Purposes http://www.uefap.com/

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