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Information sources


Find articles relevant to your subject by searching databases.

Look at the guides to get the most from each database.

These databases are available for use by Leeds staff and students both on and off-site within the terms of the license agreements. Off-site users will need to login using their Leeds username and password.

Key databases

British Education Index

This database provides references on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK. Particular strengths include aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. It covers from 1975 to the present and is updated monthly.


Covers literature worldwide but with an American focus. It is sponsored by the US Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature. It covers 1966 to date, and is updated monthly.

Index to Theses

Covering all subjects this database is the most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy permitted historical texts presented for educational use many of which are full text. This database covers from prehistory to the modern era.


Contains journal articles, books, dissertations and theses in core psychology disciplines, behavioural sciences and mental health. It covers 1881 to the present day. A current awareness service provides alerts for newly added content. Updated weekly.


Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyse and visualize research. Coverage starts from 1823.

Teachers TV

An online collection of streaming video for training and developing teachers. Research based professional development video resources containing teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. Part of the Education in Video resource. Covering 2008 to 2011.

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.