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Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers of education or applied linguistics at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about how to search for relevant literature for education or applied linguistics and to find tips and answers to interesting questions we have been asked recently.

Key journals

Most journals are available online and can be searched via SOLO. Below are a few of the top journals for education and you can find a longer list on the [journals page] of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for [biology] below, but take a look at the [databases page] of this guide for more titles.

Theses and Dissertations

If you are writing an MSc dissertation it is a good idea to look at previous dissertations and see how they are laid out and structured. There are several good sources for doctoral theses online. For help searching SOLO and external collections of theses, see the theses and dissertations page of this guide.

Research support

The research support pages for this guide cover a few different topics to help students and academic staff with their research.

The library staff are also available for one-to-one tutorials to look at your topic and literature searching together - just email to arrange one.

Top tips & advice

On our top tips 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!

Tools & software

We sometimes get questions regarding different software that can be useful in your research - quantitative data analysis, survey tools, systematic review software. We have more information on the tools & software page of this guide.

Education Librarian

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Catherine Scutt
Bodleian Education Library
15 Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6PY
Subjects: Education

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Key libraries

If you wish to borrow material from another university, we may be able to get it for you through interlibrary loan.

Reading lists for Education