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Subject Guide - Education

Use this guide is a starting point for finding information either from library resources or through selected web sites from the appropriate Subject Internet Gateway. Please select an option below.

Subject Support Liaison Librarian

The library liaison for Humanities is Niamh Walker-Headon BA, MSc LIS, ALAI.

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Find Materials in the Library

  • Use the library online catalogue to check what books, journals, videos, student projects etc. are in the library
  • My Library Account tells you view what items you have on loan, here you can place requests for items on loan to by another user & view your own loans.
  • The library's Electronic resources provide access to: full text peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, conferences and standards.
  • The Internet is also a source of information.  To assist you we have selected some web-sites and search portals for your subject area on the Subject Portals. These contain links to Subject Internet Gateways which list preselected links to web pages, so you don't have to do the searching.
If you require assistance, contact your Subject Librarian


Journals for this subject area are available in both print and electronic formats.

Print copies are available in the library journal area to the left of the library entrance.

Electronic journals are available:

Relevant Databases & Electronic Resources

are listed on the Humanities Subject Portal, and the Education Subject Internet Gateway.

Useful web sites & Professional Organizations

are available via the Subject Internet Gateways .

Relevant Class Numbers

Class numbers are used to shelve library items in numerical order. Each number represents a subject. All the books on the same subject should be found together. Normally we will have added the first three letters of the surname of author to the class number, to make them easier to find.

Just follow the signage until you reach the number you require, and then follow the numbers on the spines of the books until you find the book you want.

Topic - Education Class Numbers
Teaching Subjects 372
Education 370
Education law 344.07
Education - psychological influence 370.151
Public policy, education and the state 379
Value 370.13
Educational Media and methods 371.3
Educational Research 370.72
Educational Psychology 371.15
Educationally disadvantaged students 371.82694
Curricula 375
Primary level curricula 372.5
Secondary level curricula 373.19
Curriculum development and planning 375.001
Curriculum Evaluation 375.006
Teacher education 370.711
Teacher evaluation 371.114
Law 344.078

Reference Materials

This material is located in the reference section of the library, near the library desk.

This material cannot be removed from the library.

Title Class Number
The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology Reference 150
Companion Encyclopedia of Psychology Reference 150
International Encyclopedia of Teaching and Teacher Education Reference 371.102
Charting Our Education Future Reference 378.09415
Learning for life Reference 378.09415 IRELAND
Structure of the education and initial training systems in the European Union Reference 378.1
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