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Global Education: Journals & Databases


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The following databases are just a small number of available databases.


  • Education Source 
    (provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers)
  • Education Collection / ERIC 
    (provides access to over 1 million bibliographic records (citations, abstracts) of journal articles and other education-related materials)
  • OECD iLibrary
    (contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD, IEA, NEA, OECD Development Centre, PISA  and ITF from 1998 to the end of 2014)


  • Bridgeman Education
    (contains over 3 million images representing objects from museums, galleries, private collections, monuments and buildings worldwide)


  • World Development Indicators 
    (contains development information on more than 600 indicators from over 200 countries, and 18 regional and income groups from 1960 onwards)


A full list of relevant databases for your subject area is available by clicking here.

What is?

A journal is an academic publication that is published regularly, which contains research by academics and researchers.

A database is an online collection of information such as journal articles, reports, case studies, ebooks and images which you can use in your studies. Some databases deal with one format (e.g. journal articles) or one subject while others deal with several subjects (known as multidisciplinary) and contain several formats.

An evaluation of professional or academic work by other experts working in the same field.

Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).


MIRR is the college's Institutional Repository and is an example of what is available on open access. The repository contains research conducted by MIC lecturers and researchers.

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