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Education, Communication & Language Sciences: Welcome

Library guide for resources in ECLS subjects

New resources on trial!

The Library has arranged trial access to four EBSCO databases, providing access to over four thousand full text journals, plus conference papers, books and trade publications. 

The trials run until 31st March 2017Your feedback is indispensable in helping us to evaluate trials: please explore the databases by clicking on the tabs in this box, and email us with your comments!

Communication Source

Full text access to 750 journal titles, covering mass media, communications theory, linguistics, phonetics and speech pathology.

Education Source

Over 2,000 full text journals, plus books and conference papers. It complements the ERIC database, by providing full text access to certain publications which are only indexed in ERIC.

Political Science Complete

Full text access to 700 journal titles, plus books and conference papers across a wide range of political topics.

SocINDEX with full text

Over 600 full text journals, covering the broad spectrum of sociological study.


Need help? You're in the right place!

We know the information universe can be a confusing place. But don't worry if you're feeling lost: your friendly and helpful library team is here to help you.


You're in the right place: whether you've got a quick query, need more specialist advice, or just want to develop your own skills...this guide will stop you drifting away!

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Box of Broadcasts upgrade

Box of Broadcasts has been upgraded over the summer: read more about the enhancements! Note that you now have to log in before searching BOB (whether on or off campus) and you'll need to fill in a very brief registration form the first time you use it. 

Your *three* key starting points

Library Search is your discovery tool to find and access our print and e-books, journal articles, DVDs and much more! 

Want to explore your subject area in more depth? Our library guides, edited by your subject specialist team, are packed with specialist resources, news and tips. 

Got a question? Try library help, our searchable knowledge base. Also available via Twitter, text and email!


Researcher? We're here to help

Are you a researcher? Whatever your stage of research, from preparation to publication, the Library is here to help you!


Please visit our new page for researchers in this School, highlighting the many services we can offer you. Even if you've been at the University a while, you might not know about everything we do, so do take a look. You can also read our brand new leaflet for researchers.


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The Team

Faculty liaison librarian

Lucy Keating
Tel. 0191 208 7656

My office is Room 303 on Level 3 of the Robinson Library.
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Liaison assistant

Angela Horn
Level 4 Liaison Office

Robinson Library

Newcastle University

0191 2085414

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