The Bodleian Education Library houses material in the areas of the curriculum and professional development relevant to the Department’s PGCE course. As well as a print collection of books, journals and past dissertations, the library provides access to a wide range of electronic resources, many of which offer you access to the full text of books and journals.
Your course reading lists are available via WebLearn (the University’s Virtual Learning Environment), with links to e-journal articles, e-books (where available) and information about the availability of printed books. You can search for additional material for your course using SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online), for print and electronic books and journals, and OxLIP+ (Oxford Libraries Information Platform) for subject databases and resources to help you find articles, chapters, dissertations, reports etc on your topic. Library staff are happy to help you to use these resources, in training sessions, and individually at any time.
As well as the collection in the Bodleian Education Library, you also have access to the collection of the central Bodleian Library, to support your learning and research. The Bodleian Library is the second largest library in the UK. It is a copyright deposit library, with a right to everything published in this country. An automated system via SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) allows you to request material from the Bodleian stacks to be read in the Bodleian Education Library. This material is for reference only.