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Early childhood and education

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

Some online books to support researchers

Professional networks and visiting other libraries

JISCMail  - The National Academic Mailing List Service is a service designed specifically for the further and higher education and research communities.

SCONUL Access - Allows you to visit other university libraries. 

British Library - Information about the British Library 

Document Delivery Service

Sometimes when doing research you come across a book or 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.  Visit our webpage at https://www.staffs.ac.uk/support_depts/library/document-delivery/index.jsp  for details of this service.

Develop as a researcher using LinkedIn Learning

View LinkedIn Learning resources identified to support researcher development in the areas of knowledge, behaviour and attributes, based on the VITAE Researcher Development Framework.

Grey literature and open access

Research that is either unpublished or has been published in non-commercial form

Keeping up to date

A table of contents (TOCs) alert is an alert which will notify you by e-mail or by RSS feed of the articles included in each new issue of a particular journal title. 

You can usually set up a TOCs alert through the publisher's home page for a journal, or use the services listed below.

  • JournalTOCs
    A database of Table of Contents (TOCs) from scholarly journals and a convenient single "one stop shop" interface to these TOCs.
  • Zetoc
    Zetoc contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.

EBSCO information services tutorials

Tutorials to help you make the most of our databases on the EBSCO platform.  For example:

  • Education Research Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • PsycArticles
  • PsycBooks
  • Art Full Text
  • CINAHL (nursing and allied health)
  • SPORTDiscus