Resource focus: Ebsco Education


You’ll have seen that this week has all been about “New year, new you”. Have you made any new year’s resolutions related to study? If you’re an education student, why not resolve to make better use of one of our specialist education resources: Ebsco Education. Ebsco Education is actually five databases in one: British Education Index (BEI); ERIC; Child Development Abstracts; Education Abstracts; Educational Administration Abstracts. Bonus! These databases are actually abstracting and indexing databases, so although you may not be able to access full-text from this (if we have access, however, you will) these databases are really important if you are doing a literature review. We do literature reviews to try to establish what has already been written about a particular topic – or even trying see where there are gaps in the body of knowledge – so using an abstracting and indexing database (or set of databases as in the case of Ebsco Education) is really important.

Not an education student? There are plenty of databases you can try to access academic material. Start with Discover@Bolton, or head to your Subject Guide now!


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