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A guide to finding information in education. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Get started by using books


Great for summaries and background information books are a reliable, easy to understand source. You will find most Education professional studies (Call Numbers 370-379) and Primary education texts (Call number 372) on the 2nd Floor. You'll find Secondary teaching material by subject across the 2nd, 3rd or 4th Floors. Head to the 3rd Floor Teaching Practice Collection for children's material you can use in schools. 

Find your reading list

Use your module reading list to find books recommended by your lecturer. Find the link on the module site on Blackboard or via the link below.

Find books on a topic using the catalogue

Alternatively search for a specific book or books on topic using the Enterprise catalogue (search box below).

Extend your search using journal articles

For the latest information on specific topics use journal articles.

Summon articles you can read straightaway

For quick access to articles available to students at Reading search Summon for your topic using the box below. 

Go one step beyond...

Explore further using these resources:

Your Academic Liaison Librarians

Contact us for support with referencing, searching for information and other queries about using the Library.

For ITT, FD/BA CDL & Early Years programmes

Contact: Charlotte Dormer (she/her)

Based at the Learning Hub on London Road
I am available for in person meetings at London Road or one-to-one sessions via Microsoft Teams. I can support you with any other queries you may have about using the Learning Hub.

Charlotte Dormer

Telephone: 0118 378 2718
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For BA Education Studies, non-ITT PG & CPD programmes

Contact: Rachel Redrup

Based at the University Library, Whiteknights Mon-Wed, Fri; London Road Thursdays. I can meet you in person, or online via Microsoft Teams. I normally work weekday mornings to early afternoons (UK time).

Telephone: 0118 378 2718
Book an appointment with Rachel