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Library support for teaching & learning

For Subject Coordinators, Tutors and other teaching academics

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) is a method for:
  • analysing your own teaching practice
  • engaging with relevant literature
  • using an intervention or review.
Discover the ideal Library databases for education research and how to find the right journal to publish your research.
Contact a Liaison Librarian to discuss how we can support you.

Finding information

These Library databases focus on education research and are valuable when looking for information including:

  • teaching methods
  • curriculum design
  • pedagogy
  • learning outcomes, and
  • other topics of relevance to teaching academics.

Start with research keywords (e.g. "reflective practice", methodology, or theoretical frameworks).

You can combine these with your own discipline keywords to focus your search on your particular area (e.g. "blended learning" and biology).

Choose the right journal

When it comes to publishing your research, it's important to choose the right journal. Some journals focus entirely on the subject of research in teaching and learning, but you should also consider journals in your discipline with education-related content.

Points to consider around journal quality:

This video demonstrates how to use both Scopus and Web of Science to identify the right journal for you.

Video transcript