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Educational Studies: Books & Journals

A guide to library resources for the Educational Studies department, including an overview of databases, advice on referencing, a support page for researchers and contact details for your department's Subject Librarian.

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The Subject Librarian for Education is Mark Preston ( 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.


1st floor 370-379
370 Education, general works 374 Adult education
370.1  Theory of education 375.00942 National Curriculum
370.15 Educational psychology 379 Education and the state
370.1175 Bilingual education   Books on subject teaching
370.7 Study of education 302.2307 Media Education
370.78 Educational research 407 Modern languages
371 Teaching 420.7 English language
371.102 Teacher-pupil relations 507 Science
371.2 School organisation 510.7  Mathematics
371.26  Assessment 607 Technology
371.334 IT in schools 707 Art
371.826 Equal opportunities in schools 741.642 Children's illustration
371.829 Race & racism in schools 745.07 Design & Technology
371.9 Education of special groups 780.7 Music
372 Primary education 792.07 Drama
372.21 Early years education 807 English
372.4 Reading 807.9 Children's books
372.6 Language & written expression 907 History
373 Secondary education 910.7 Geography
373.42 Secondary education in England    


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