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Education: guide to libraries and resources: Top tips & advice

Subjects: Education

Buying books for yourself

Some books you just want to have for your very own! Borrowing them from a library isn't enough. Maybe you want to re-read and re-read, maybe you want to scribble and highlight all over!

Amazon is usually a good option, but you could also compare prices with our local bookshop Blackwell’s.

A good source of second-hand books is AbeBooks

Have you found a good place to buy books offering a student discount? Let us know!


Top tips & advice

On this page we'll collect some answers to interesting questions we've been asked recently.

If there is anything you would like us to include, get in touch!

Times Higher Education

The Times Higher Education THE (formerly the Times Higher Education Supplement THES) is a weekly magazine reporting on higher education particularly in the UK.

You'll find this week's THE on the coffee table in the Education Library.

If you want to browse through older print issues, the Continuing Education Library keeps the last 2 years.

Most of the back issues (unfortunately some are missing) are available to request from the Closed Stack.

The TimesHigherEducation website is searchable and you can read quite a lot on the website (even more if you register (free)).

We subscribe to online access via Nexis but this can be a bit tricky to search. Not everything from the THE is included - certain freelance articles and other features may not be available. Try searching the TimesHigherEducation website first and then look up specific articles either in our online access  or by requesting the specific print issue from the Closed Stack.

If Higher Education is your main area of research you may wish to pay for an individual subscription (less than £100 per year) so that you can get full online access and the app. If you are not sure if it will cover your particular focus, browse the library copy for a few weeks to help you decide.

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