Information for local schools
We are unable to accommodate any school visits during our major refurbishment. This will continue to be the case until at least Summer 2018.
However you may find the following information useful.
The Library supports each University department by providing online links to resources, gateways and tutorials useful at that level. You can use these as a starting point for researching information on Education or individual secondary level subjects (using the equivalent Subject guide, e.g. Chemistry). Please note that whilst many resources are free for you to access, some resources, including almost all online materials, are only available to members of the University of Reading.
Below are some suggested links to help you assist your pupils.
- Evaluating websites: a guide - this guide provides information about how to evaluate the quality of information found on websites
- What is a research article? - some tips on recognising an academic article
- Types of publication - this page contains information about how to find different types of publication e.g. books / journals in the Library
- Citing references - guidance on including citations in the text of an essay and compiling a bibliography at the end
- List of internet search engines and directories
Resources for your school
- JSC collection for schools - over 20 high quality online educational resources from 14 publishers are available at highly discounted prices to UK Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges
- Google Scholar and Google Books
If you are a local teacher you can apply to borrow from the University Library for an annual fee - for more information see Members of the public: using the Library.
Teachers at schools where our teacher training students are on placement gain half-price membership. (School pupils are not eligible.) For further information, see Teachers at mentor schools: joining the Library.
Contact Nick Hollis, Library User Services Manager for more information.