​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​Subject Guide - Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy

The subject guides are designed to give you a brief introduction to the resources available for your studies.

We can help you:

  • Search for and find good quality academic journals and resources

  • Choose subject-specific internet resources

  • Save time by getting the best from the resources available

We can help you on a one-to-one basis at a time that suits you, either face-to-face, over the phone or via email.

 Books on your reading list


Use Metsearch to ​access online resources and find print materials in the Library.  The majority of our print items can be borrowed for one week and will be renewed automatically unless requested by another borrower.  Our purchases are informed by our Collection Development Policy.

 Finding journal articles
Most of the time you should be able to find and access the articles you need through Metsearch.  However, we also provide access to databases that can help you to discover articles to further support your research.  The Journals A-Z list will also enable you to find specific Journals. 
When we don't provide access to the full text of the articles you need, you can request them through the Document Delivery Service.
The full list of our databases can be found through the Database A-Z.  Key databases that are useful for Education students and staff include:

 Content Editor

Academic Librarian
Y​our Academic Librarians are Rebecca Evans, Wendy Smith and Jane Brown

Useful guides


Study Portal Pages



External Sites​