The internet can be one of the most valuable tools in your quest for information during your time at university. However, with so much information out there, it can be very hard to find the best information, or to know that you've found it when you've got it!
Use the ideas on this page to start making smart use of online information to support your studies.
DERA - Digital Education Resource Archive aims to preserve documents from the government and other important bodies in education and related fields. Often, digital documents get lost if links are removed from websites - DERA exists to try to preserve these for researchers and practitioners. It contains guidance documents, reports, statistics and all sorts of other material. Well worth a look!
Universities will have their own digital repository to store, provide access to and preserve work produced by their academics. These repositories can be a valuable source of information to you when you are writing a dissertation or postgraduate-level project.
Greenwich's repository service is called GALA (Greenwich Academic Literature Archive).
Click here to explore the repository and scroll to the bottom of the page for guidance on searching and (if you are a member of research staff) uploading materials.
Kent's repository service is called KAR (Kent Academic Repository).
Click here to explore the repository and see guidance on searching and (if you are a member of research staff) uploading materials.
CCCU's repository service is called ResearchSpace Repository.
Click here to explore the repository.
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Stay up to date with the latest news and developments in educational policy with the Guardian newspaper. Click to access
Links to government research publications from the Department for Education that you can search for by subject or date. Click to access
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI) provides an Evidence Library of systematic reviews in education (and health and social welfare). Click to access
Allows you to search and browse for over 7,000 expert resources throughout the education and training sector. Click to access
Aiming to improve education and learning, and hence the lives of learners, by providing independent evidence. Click to access
Hosts free video clips developed specifically for training and developing teachers (part of the Education in Video collection). Click to access
Managed by The National Archives on behalf of HM Government. Publishing all UK legislation is a core part of the remit of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), part of The National Archives, and the Office of the Queen's Printer for Scotland. Click to access
The Encyclopaedia of Informal Education, covering lifelong learning, social pedagogy, reflection and other relevant topics. Provided by the YMCA George Williams College.. Click to access
Have a go at this multiple choice quiz compiled by the BBC and test your fake news spotting skills. It's harder than you think!
Did you know that the BBC has extensive guidelines that their reporters must follow to check the accuracy and authenticity of news stories? Check them out here.
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