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Researching a topic - Introduction

Researching a topic for education is an online tutorial on finding resources using SHU services.   There is a mixture of activities, videos and text.  You can work through the material systematically, top to bottom, left to right, or skim through, picking out what seems useful to you in the moment.   

Other resources on this page look at research methodology, specialist resources and more. 

SAGE Research Methods Online

Sage Research Methods (SRM) is a fantastic collection of books, case studies and videos 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
  • Videos exploring all aspects of the research process
  • SRM Project Planner - accessible advice on every stage of the research process from defining a question to writing up and sharing your research

Specialist education resources

See Journals for more education databases.  Databases on this page include content other than Journal articles or have a specialist focus.

Some resources found in databases may not be in our collections but you can use our Document Supply Service to request a copy.

Archived and Historical Resources

Policy changes can mean that links to documents and websites that are no longer current do not work.  Many of these resources are now available through archive services.

Government websites

Education research and professional associations