BRITISH EDUCATION INDEX
Why select this database?
To find UK education journal articles, book chapters, reports and conference papers.
To get to more full text links than in other databases, such as ERIC, due to UK focus.
To search effectively, using index terms, using the BEI online thesaurus.
Subject Education, Educational research, policy and practice.
Content Primarily UK material
Small selection of non-English Language material
Links to full-text Each reference displays the [Find it at
(online and print) Oxford] button, which links to electronic journal if
available and the Library catalogue.
Sources Over 300 UK education and training journals, plus book
chapters, reports, series and conference papers. List of
journals indexed can be found at:
Dates covered Index 1950 -
Key search tips Keyword searching:
Search in title, abstract, author, journal name etc
Author search – familyname-initial$ (e.g. Bell-A$)
Main Boolean connectors are AND, OR and NOT
Wildcard to truncate words is $ (e.g. evaluat$ for
evaluate, evaluation etc)
Leave out punctuation Thesaurus searching for
index terms Use advanced search to combine and
develop searches Limit by Publication date or
Current awareness Can create email alerts using “alerts” feature
Exporting references Mark, print, email or save records. Export to reference
management software, e.g. RefWorks (save as tagged
file and import) and Endnote (save in Endnote format
Access see www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/oxlip, Education subject
list. Access via university computer, or remotely via
VPN or Athens password.
Help Context sensitive online help available. For further help,
consult staff in the Education Library or contact the
Education Subject Librarian: Kate Williams
(email@example.com, tel: (2)74028)
Details of courses can be found at:
Producer and platform British Education Index, Leeds University. Access via
Dialog Datastar platform.
Related databases ERIC, Australian Education Index, EducatiOn-line,
PsycINFO see http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/oxlip