If you're interested in evidence-informed practice, your PLP provides you with access to EBSCO. It's the world’s largest full-text research database for education professionals covering all levels of education and specialities.
There are also a number of open source repositories and databases that offer access to journal articles, books and theses. We’ve listed a number of useful sites to help you.
Aberystwyth Research Portal - the institutional repository of Aberystwyth University.
Cronfa - the institutional repository of Swansea University.
Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) - a repository of documents published electronically by government and other organisations in the field of education, training, children and families.
Directory of Open Access Books - increases the discoverability of Open Access books.
Directory of Open Access Journals - an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
ERIC Institute of Education Services - an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
MESH - aims to connect educators with summaries and sources of educational research.
Monash University Research Repository - the repository, specifically the Faculty of Education papers collection. An open access digital archive of downloadable research publications.
OAPEN Library - freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social science.
Open Book Publishers - high-quality, open access academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
OpenDOAR - a directory of academic open access repositories
ORCA - a digital repository of Cardiff University's research outputs. The full text of publications is made freely available where possible.
ORO – the Open University repository, which contains over 30,000 research outputs.
Springer Open - a place to publish open access in journals and books for researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.
Wales Journal of Education - open access, bilingual journal publishing local and international research on education policy and practice in Wales, under academic and practitioner strands.
Wiley Open - a programme of fully open access journals.
Youthworkwales - the leading information resource for youth work in wales. The aim of the site is to provide practitioners, students and managers of youth work in Wales with a range of historical and current information which will help develop thinking and practice.