I have to stop myself from becoming too evangelical about the British Education Index, but as a librarian and a recent MA student, the BEI is one of the education resources I could not do without (the IOE library catalogue is another). For years the BEI has quietly, diligently and expertly indexed important articles, conferences and other education resources while offering both free and subscription services. While we at the IOE are lucky to have access to the recently enhanced subscription service provided by Proquest, unfortunately, after sustained efforts to obtain funding for the free service, Education-line will be changing.
From today, the 6th of February, the BEI’s free collections will be reduced. More context about these changes can be found on the BEI’s website at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/bei or http://www.bei.ac.uk and two blogs.