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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 373.42 Secondary education in England
370.1  Theory of education    
370.15 Educational psychology    


Bilingual education    
370.7 Study of education    
370.78 Educational research    
371 Teaching    
371.102 Teacher-pupil relations    
371.2 School organisation    
371.26  Assessment    
371.826 Equal opportunities in schools    
371.829  Race & racism in schools    
372 Primary education    
372.21 Early years education    
372.4 Reading    
372.6 Language & written expression    
373 Secondary education    



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