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School of Education: Useful Resources

Welcome to the LibGuide for the School of Education

This page offers you a selection of links to resources for Education which include the books catalogue, a to z listing for journals and databases, websites and grey literature.

Books for Education can be found on Floor 2 of the older Library Building beginning at shelf mark 370.

Know your sources for your research

Plan, Define, Identify

Building a search

About Journals

A journal is a regular publication which can be published monthly, bimonthly or quarterly.

Journals can be scholarly or popular.

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.



A database is a platform for searching across various information resources such as journal articles, conference reports, books, book chapters

Key databases for Education are:


Websites can be very useful for up to date information and it is important to check if that information is reliable and accurate.

A selection of websites for Education are:


Department of Education and Skills

Higher Education Authority

The Campbell Collaboration


Grey Literature

Grey literature is information which is not formally published in sources such as books or journals.

Conference proceedings and theses are examples.

A selection of useful links for Education are:

DART-Europe E-theses Portal - open access for research output from Universities within Europe

Dissertation and Theses - Ireland and United kingdom

RIAN - National portal for research output for the seven universities within Ireland

University of Limerick Institutional Repository - open access to research output of faculty and researchers