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Education and Educational Psychology

Your subject-specific guide to library resources.

Every subject has unique and specialist types of information that add rigour and interest to research.  Usually, you’ll need to look beyond Library Search for these information types; some are accessed via specialist databases, while others are available online via websites, social media or streaming platforms.

We’ve picked out some key resources for your subject here but you might like to explore our Resource Guides for more resources on different information types.

The term grey literature refers to research that is either unpublished or has been published in non-commercial form.

Examples of grey literature include: policy statements and issues papers; conference proceedings; pre-prints and post-prints of articles; theses and dissertations; research reports; newsletters and bulletins and fact sheets.

Grey literature can be found by doing an Internet search focusing your search terms, for example ending your search with to look for government reports.  You will also find grey literature by searching some of our news databases that can be found on our newspaper resources guide (please see the link at the right hand side of this page). 

Most databases allow you to limit your search by document type so you can look for grey literature as part of your research. 

Other recommended resources include:

Newcastle University Library has an Education Outreach team who work with colleagues to create links with schools and colleges.

Explore the award winning Study Skills for Sixth Form website and find out about some of the exciting Education Outreach projects we’ve run.

Education outreach

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