The Subject Librarian for Education is Mark Preston (firstname.lastname@example.org). Enquiries can be made at Library enquiry desks, open from 9-9 during the week in term time.
Books are arranged on the shelves by subject using Dewey Decimal Classification. The Education section is on the 1st floor in the 370s, but you will need to look at other sections as well, such as Oversize. Please see below for some relevant subjects and their shelf numbers.
Journals are arranged by shelf number on the appropriate floor, i.e. social sciences, education and language on the 1st floor, and art, music and literature on the 2nd floor. Most journals are on open access, but some back issues are kept in the reserve stack : you can request these at the Library help desk on the ground floor, where staff will collect them for you.
Electronic journals are available on Library Search and can also be accessed from the Library web pages. Our subscriptions include EBSCO, JSTOR, SAGE, Science Direct, and Taylor & Francis. Most e-journals can be accessed from outside college with your Goldsmiths username and password. Please ask at the enquiry desk for further details.
Reference sections on each floor of the Library contain encyclopedias, bibliographies, dictionaries, directories, government statistics and education yearbooks. Similar items are available online, e.g. on Credo Reference.
The School Practice collection on the 1st floor contains books, audiovisual and multimedia items for use with children, including school text-books, novels and picture books, CDs and DVDs, and teaching objects.
See below for a list of the main classmarks for Education :
|First Floor||370 - 379||371.829||Racism in schools|
|370||Education, general works||371.9||Education of special groups|
|370.1||Theory of education||371.92||Autism|
|370.1175||Bilingual education||372||Primary education|
|370.15||Psychology of education||372.21||Pre-school education|
|370.7||Study of education||372.24||Junior schools|
|371.1||Teaching||372.6||Language & literacy|
|371.2||School organisation||373||Secondary education|
|371.3||Methods of instruction & study||373.3||Public, independent schools|
|371.5||Discipline, control||374||Adult education|
|371.65||Museums in schools||375.00942||National Curriculum|
|371.822||Education of women||378||Higher education|
|371.826||Equal opportunities||379||Education and the state|