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Early childhood and education

A guide to library support, resources and services for students studying early childhood and education

Search for journal articles using Summon



If you are looking for theses you should search the library catalogue. You can also access and search EThOS for digitised theses from a number of different institutions.

About journals

Journals can provide up to date, specialised information on topics which are not always found in books.  Issued at regular intervals there are 3 types

  • Scholarly: articles written by research or subject experts and usually peer reviewed
  • Trade and Professional: relate industry or profession, reviews of products services
  • Magazines: entertainment,  2nd 3rd hand information by freelancers

Journal lists

Online journal titles

There are a number of online journal or ejournal titles that you might like to investigate. They are located under these categories:

Education - General titles

Education - Special topics

For a full list of ejournal titles please visit our eJournal title A-Z list.

Online databases

Many journal articles are available online via online databases which allows you to search for keywords and concepts across a range of journals in particular subject areas. Most allow you to use particular search techniques so that your search is more focused. Below you will see a list of the main online database for education. Above, you will see a search box for Summon which is a search engine that finds books, ebooks, journal articles, across a range of subjects and a link to Google scholar which also list journal articles. For a full list of databases and eResources please visit our A-Z list of resources.

Education specific Online Databases

Other Databases that might help you

Can't find the journal article that you are looking for?

Sometimes when doing research you come across an article in a journal that you are unable to access.  This is usually because the Library does not subscribe to that title.  In these cases, you can opt to use our Document Delivery Service.  

Google scholar and Google advanced search