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A collection of organisations offering research papers or information on research in the field of education.


The British Education Research Association aims to sustain and promote a vital research culture in education. The website provides access to recent online research papers.

CERUK (Not updated since 2009)

UK educational research projects, covering early years to adults with a wide range of studies, commissioned research and PhD level theses.

The DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP)

A partnership of research libraries improving global access to European research theses, providing over 290,000 doctoral theses from 411 universities, some can be downloaded.


Digital Education Repository Archive (DERA UK) is a digital archive of all documents published electronically by government and related bodies in the area of education.

The "Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research" (DRIVER)

Digital repositories with content across academic disciplines with over 3,500,000 scientific publications, found in journal articles, dissertations, books, lectures, reports, etc., harvested regularly from more than 295 repositories, from 38 countries.

General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

GTCNI is the independent, self-regulatory body established to represent the professional interests of teachers.


Top research websites for teachers:

National Foundation for Education Research (NFER)

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

Centre for Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)

National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL)

UK Government: research and analysis

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Irish History Online

An authoritative guide to what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It currently contains over 77,500 bibliographic records with over 30 external sources.

National Children's Bureau
The NCB epublishing programme centres on a growing portfolio of websites, recent research on education and learning, and a research portfolio.


Intute (Not updated since July 2011)

Intute: a free online service providing access to Web resources for education and research. Created by a network of UK universities, the database contains 114034 records.

National Foundation for Educational Research

NFER works with a range of organisations, from national government to local authorities,charities and private sector companies. The research areas include Assessment, Statistical analysis, International comparisons, Information and reviews, Evaluations and Consultancy work. Data collection, test trialling and survey administration services, and a range of omnibus and panel surveys are provided.

Research Guide for Students

This USA site provides a Quick Click to Search Engines, annotated Research, Writing, and Style Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, CGOS, CBE, Harvard), and Worlds of Knowledge housing some of the best education Web sites in a Virtual Library. The site also provides guidelines on: How to write an A+ research paper, How to effectively deliver a presentation, How to format a research or term paper, how to quote passages, how not to plagiarize and how to write Footnotes and Endnotes with examples.


Rian is the outcome of a higher education project supported by the Irish government carried out by the seven Irish university libraries. The project aim is provide one portal for the institutional repositories of the seven universities to make Irish research material more freely accessible. Full text links are provided to journal articles, masters and doctoral theses, books, book chapters and conference papers.

Teaching and Learning Research Programme

Education research for the improvement of teaching and learning. This website illustrates the Programme’s generic work from 1999 to 2009. TLRP-TEL continues to 2015. Publications are available to download or print.

Technology Enhanced Learning

TEL is a UK £12m ESRC/EPSRC funded programme running from 2007-2012. The 8 projects look at ways in which technology can be used to improve learner outcomes.