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Researching: Other Research Portals

Developing Research Skills

Develop your academic and digital literacies using some of the open education resources in 'Ready to Research'.

Research Organisations

Educational Research Associations & Societies

Alternative Search Engines

Open Access Resources

99 Excellent Open Access Journals for Educators 

100 Extensive University Libraries Anyone can Access 

CORE: global research papers aggregator

DERA: Digital Education Resource Archive

Directory of Open Access Scholarly Journals in Education

DOAJL Directory of Open Access Journals

Education Research Global Observatory

Google Scholar (some articles from various research repositories & websites)

Google Books (some out-of-copyright materials available in full view)

Internet Archive

IOE E-Prints (research output of IOE staff)


OAOPEN Library (Open Access Publishing in European Networks is a collection of peer-reviewed academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences).

OpenDOAR:  allows you to browse repositories and access pre-print materials from around the world)

Project Gutenberg

SSRN: Social Science Research Network (purchased by Elsevier so may not be wholly OA)

SSOAR: Social Science Open Access Repository

UCL Discovery (research output by IOE staff since 2012 and UCL staff)

UCL IOE Press (many IOE journals are now open access)

UCL Press (open access books)