To make sure your literature searching skills are up to scratch, please take a look at the general information on search techniques under the heading "How do I find ..." in the navigation bar of this web page.
You will find the following resources particularly helpful when conducting literature searches in the field of education:
English-language database with bibliographical references (monographs, journals, theses, conference papers, government reports) and audio-visual media from all areas of education research. If you select the database version licensed by the University Library (recognisable by the yellow symbol next to the database name) you will either gain direct access to full texts within the database itself or you will be able to use the SFX link resolver to access the full texts or to locate the titles in the University Library's printed collections.
German-language bibliographical database indexing journal articles, monographs, contributions in collected works, grey literature and online documents from all areas of education research in the German-speaking world. Some full texts are directly accessible from within the database itself, others can be accessed using the SFX link resolver either to retrieve full texts or to locate their titles in the University Library's printed collections.
You will find additional databases relating to the field of education in the Datenbank-Infosystem DBIS (Database Information System) under the subject heading "Pädagogik" (Education).
- Academic search engine Google Scholar
This search engine enables you to limit your search exclusively to scholarly literature (book titles, journal articles, technical papers and other material). If the correct settings have been entered you will be able to link directly to journal articles and catalogue records. Please note the information in the section "Google Scholar" in the navigation bar of this web page.
- German Education Portal (in German)
The German Education Portal has combined with the German Education Server to provide subject information on all aspects of education (literature search, research data, academic events calendar and employment market for job seekers in education).
If you are interested in an introductory or advanced course on literature searching in education, please see the University Library's course schedule or get in touch with the education subject specialist.
You will find his or her contact details in the service column on the right-hand side of this web page.