If you're interested in evidence-informed practice, your PLP provides you with access to EBSCO, the world’s largest full-text research database for education professionals covering all levels of education and specialities.
EWC registrants have free access to the EBSCO Education Source package and the eBook Education collection. Both resources are constantly expanding and include:
• nearly 2,000 full-text journals
• abstracts for more than 3,500 journals
• more than 530 full-text books
• over 2,500 full-text and education related conference papers
• citations for more than 6 million articles, including book reviews
To access EBSCO in your PLP, click on the ‘help and resources’ option on the dashboard of your PLP.
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 - Aberystwyth Research Portal is the institutional repository of Aberystwyth University.
Cardiff Metropolitan Research Repository (DSpace) - DSpace is the institutional repository of Cardiff Metropolitan University and provides access to all of the University’s research and other scholarly output.
Cronfa - Cronfa is the institutional repository of Swansea University.
Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) - DERA is 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 - DOAB increases the discoverability of Open Access books.
Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
ERIC Institute of Education Services - ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
Masters in Educational Practice Research Library - This is a searchable collection of teacher-led, classroom research projects conducted as part of the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP).
MESH - MESH aims to connect educators with summaries and sources of educational research.
Monash University Research Repository - The repository and specifically the Faculty of Education papers collection is an open access digital archive of downloadable research publications.
OAPEN Library - The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social science.
Open Book Publishers - OBP publish high-quality, open access academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
OpenDOAR - Open DOAR is a directory of academic open access repositories
ORCA - ORCA is a digital repository of Cardiff University's research outputs. The full text of publications is made freely available where possible.
ORO – Open Research Online (ORO) is the Open University repository which contains over 30,000 research outputs.
Springer Open - Springer Open offers researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books.
The Learning Exchange – EWC-hosted site provides practitioners with access to a searchable database of regional, national and international learning opportunities for the STEM, ICT and Computing subjects.
Wiley Open - Wiley Open Access is a programme of fully open access journals.
Youthworkwales - Youthworkwales is 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.
- Research material is generally made available in the language in which it was originally submitted.
- The Education Workforce Council is not responsible for the content of external links.