Tag Archives: Library Catalogue

Our overseas statistics of education and social science

Where do I find data on literacy education for women in Latin America? Where do I find maps of poverty and development in Africa? Does the Newsam Library have tables of educational systems, data on teacher training, statistics on pupil … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Changes to accessing information –whether it be your bank or a library database—can be downright annoying, especially when you’ve just acclimatised yourself to the old access route. Post-merger with UCL, we are in a phase of changes. While a great … Continue reading

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Renate Simpson donation of books to IOE library

I was recently contacted by the daughter of Renate Simpson, the author of several books in our collection. Her mother has had to move from her London flat, and her family are sorting out good homes for her extensive and … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

  I’m just back from a wee trip down memory lane, thanks to a folder of correspondence between the NUWT and the International Bureau of Education.  Where did I go? Back to fond memories of childhood reading.  It was fun … Continue reading

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IOE Find it!

Our link resolver ‘IOE Find it!’  (see previous post) has been fully operational for just over a month now. We’ve added IOE branding to the button and have been working hard to ensure that it is popping up in as many databases and publisher … Continue reading

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IOE theses records added to Library Catalogue

We have uploaded records in bulk to our Library catalogue to include some older material which was only available via a single printed list which sat on top of a card catalogue cabinet near the enquiry desk. When I discovered … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zephaniah on Bookclub

Yesterday I caught Bookclub on Radio 4 where Benjamin Zephaniah was discussing his book, Refugee Boy. The discussion group was made up of secondary school age young adults, and members of the University of the Third Age, which struck me as a … Continue reading

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Doing a dissertation?

Digging, delving and drilling down for that elusive information to create 20,000 fascinating words? If so, for reliable and specific research, you’re going to have to go beyond Google and start digging in databases. As librarians, we usually advise a search … Continue reading

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Online journals go from strength to strength

IOE students and staff downloaded online full text journal articles a total of 240,577 times during 2010. This total represents both PDF and HTML onscreen views. Our  ‘top ten’ most popular online journals in terms of full text downloads, accounted for 31,469 of these views. These titles … Continue reading

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