Literature and information resources relevant for pedagogy, the science of education and teacher training.
Welcome to the Library's subject page for Education!
The Psychology, Education and Health Library offers a variety of printed and electronic books, journals, reference books and data bases in Education. The library have a designated person with special responsibility for the subject areas within Education - see contact information found at the bottom of this page. You are welcome to contact the library for guidance in literature search and referencing.
A selection of new books in Education are shopwn below. Is there a book you would like to read that we don´t have at the library? We can have it sent to us from another library, - free of cost for you, of course! Or send us a purchase suggestion. Most such suggestions result in the book being bought!
How to use e-books
E-books are becoming increasingly common, and a number of the University Library's books are only availabe digitally.
Web of Science is also a useful database for pedagogy. This is an interdisciplinary database (sciences and social sciences) where topics of education are only a small part. Therefore it is smart to use more general and "broader" keywords when searching.
ProQuest Education Database contains studies and research on education across all levels of education. It includes scholarly journals, dissertations and other relevant sources from 1988 to current.
PsycINFO is the most extensive database for psychological litterature. Articles from approximately 2500 journals are registered in this database. It also contains books, book chapters and doctoral thesis and more. Relevant for among others Educational Psychology.
Medline is one one of the world`s leading index-databases for medical litterature. Here you can search for diagnosis and challenges related to the field of Special Education.
For other relevant information resources, see subject area.
Oria (the search field on top of this page) lets you simultaneously search through the library`s books, journal articles, reference works, reviews, dvds, and more. The option "Advanced Search" will let you search the collective resources owned by most academic and reserach libraries in Norway if you choose the tab "Norwegian Academic Libraries" placed above the search field. Oria will also link to material from a variety of open access sources.
If you wish to identify journal articles that are not covered by UiB electronic subscriptions, tic the box placed under the search field,"Expand My Results", after a search has been done. These articles can be ordered.
You need to be logged on to be able to reserve books or order books or articles. Students and staff at UiB use Mitt UiB username & password.
How to use Oria (Scroll down for english).
Assistance in literature search: Please ask at the information desk in the library if you need help finding a particular book or article, or if you need basic guidance in how to search for literature.For more comprehensive help, use this application form or make a request to one of the contact persons listed at the bottom of this page.
Library courses: Most programmes of study at the Faculty of Psychology include optional courses.
The newest EndNote version is X9 (released autumn 2018). If you wish to upgrade from X8 to X9, remember to unistall X8 before installing X9. EndNote libraries created with X8 will function equally well with X9.
Sharing an EndNote library (EndNote Desktop)
Sharing an EN-library requires that all collaborating persons use the version X7.2 or newer. It also requires using word processing software that is made for interacting with EndNote. Word will function across PC/Mac collaboration. If all parties use PC, Open Office Writer will function fine, and so will Pages in a collaboration where everybody uses Mac. Instructions on how to share an EN-library is found here.
- Basic use of EndNote desktop X9 (course handout)
- Basic use of EndNote desktop X8 (course handout)
- Ask for help at the information desk in the library, or address your contact librarian (see the bottom of the page).
EndNote Online (also called Endnote Web) is the web-based verison of EndNote Desktop. It is a "light" version compared to EndNote desktop. However - it well covers the needs of most students at Bachelor- and Master level.