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Education & Curriculum Studies: University Teaching and Learning

Library Search - Advanced search

The Library holds many resources relevant to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Start locating books and journal articles on your topic by typing your keywords or phrases into Advanced search

Step 1

Devise a search string to combine the key words and phrases in your research topic.

Example search:

"higher education" AND ("active learning" OR "flipped classroom") AND lecture*


quotes " " search the phrase/words next to each other

asterix * looks for any words with multiple endings

brackets () group words together 

AND - looks for all the words/phrases 

OR - looks for one or more of the words

Step 2

Result sets are often large, so use the refine options on the search results screen to narrow the results, for e.g. to books or book chapters, peer reviewed articles, narrow by date, or by discipline.

Step 3

Browse the results for relevance.

Click through to the full-text, download each full-text article separately.

You can pin items (or searches) you wish to keep, then go to Favourites at the top of the screen to output the citations to EndNote (use the ... icon to "push to" Endnote).

USC List of Higher Education T&L Journals

There are also journal that support teaching and learning in higher education within discipline areas. USC have a list by discipline, see link below...

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