SENCo Update has now changed to Optimus Education Insight Primary Edition and Secondary Edition. The issues are accessed via Primo by searching as below and linking through to PEARL.
Here you can find links to the key databases to use for Education. These databases are indexes. Where we subscribe to the full text, you will be able to click through. They will also point you to any articles held in print on level 0 of the library. When you click on the link you will be asked to sign in to the portal. Once in Primo, click on the View it link.
The databases below can be searched for journal articles.
The links below to databases and websites
If you are training to teach, you can use the School Experience Collection: books and teaching materials for use with primary and secondary pupils. The collection has been assembled for over 40 years and includes some items of historical interest. Some of the collection is used to support modules on children’s literature, including a collection of picture books.
If you are going on placement, you will need to be able to find materials to take with you to support your teaching and also the school which may not have a library. The aims of this guide are:
So always verify information found in a newspaper article.
Currently you can search back issues of newspapers, including local papers, through a database called Nexis Newspapers. The Times Educational Supplement is also available via Lexis Library (News Tab)
Useful websites for Education
The library holds both DVDs and CDs which are kept on the shelves alongside the books. It also has a very small number of VHS tapes which can be viewed on dedicated VHS viewers on level 0 in the library. As well as these the library subscribes to a number of online audio-visual resources listed below:
First year undergraduates are supplied with some core e-Textbooks for use throughout the course. You need to download the books before the end of May. Further details and instructions are available below.