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Welcome to the subject guide for Education and Autism.  This guide will help you discover how to find the books, journals and other information you need for your work.

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NEW! SAGE Research Methods Online

Sage Research Methods (SRM) is a fantastic collection of books and case studies exploring and illustrating research methods for the social sciences.  

  • Books include Little Green Books and Little Blue Books, short guides to quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Over 1000 case studies illustrating research methods
  • SRM Project Planner - accessible advice on every stage of the research process from defining a question to writing up and sharing your research
  • We don't subscribe to everything from SRM - use 'Refine By' when searching and browsing to see what is available at SHU

Meanwhile, Back in the Library...

The Library's graphic novels and comics exhibition, Meanwhile, Back in the Library..., is officially launched on Friday 26 January. You can find out more about the exhibition, the comics we have in stock, and how comics can be used in learning from the exhibition website. Here is a small selection of relevant titles:

Selected education databases

These are the most used education databases.  Use them to find the latest research in education.  Go to Journals, Autism journals and Research tabs for further databases, including more specialised databases.

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Spotlight on: World Book Day 1st March 2018

It is World Book day on the 1st March!  Why not celebrate by trying a book, comic or graphic novel by a new author or by dipping back into a favourite book?  The Library has a comprehensive collection of fiction and non-fiction that you could dip into when you are ready for a break.

Whether it's taking a break from the pc or finding some me time to relax, go for it as it's World Book Day! This year, the Learning & Teaching Support Librarians' and the Library Research Support Team Librarians' favorite reads are:

  • X-Men: Age of Apocalypse by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid and Fabian Nicieza. If you like your X-Men in alternative realities... its a dream of a book!
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

  • Provenance by Ann Leckie.  Ann Leckie won the following awards for her debut novel - Ancillary Justice winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and British Science Fiction Association Awards

  • The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch

  • The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

  • Excalibur by Jack Whyte

  • Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary jazz original cover art 1965-83. Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart baker

  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. This comic starts off as what seems to be a sunny fantasy romp about a girl who inveigles herself a position as a supervillain's sidekick, and finishes off somewhere very different indeed.

If we have the book in the Library collection, we have added a link to Library Search so that you can take a look at these favorite books!


Don't forget, you can also explore the collections of the Sheffield Public Library and take a look at all the wonderful resources they have to offer.

Happy reading!

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