Major Changes to Education Databases

The British Education Index (BEI) is now hosted by EBSCOhost rather than ProQuest, following the acquisition of the BEI by EBSCO Information Services.

ProQuest continues to be the host of the Australian Education Index (AEI) – access to which will continue until the Summer of 2015.  You are now encouraged to use the intended replacement for the ProQuest-hosted AEI, A+ Education.  A+ Education is based on the AEI, but improves on it by supplementing the AEI subject headings with full-text articles from 240+ Australasian journals and a total of 28,000 full-text documents, including reports, conference papers and journals.

Prompted by the move of the British Education Index to EBSCOhost, the Library has arranged a one-year trial subscription to another EBSCOhost database, Education Source which is a merger of various databases: Education Abstracts, Education Index Retrospective, Education Full Text, and Education Research Complete.  According to EBSCO, Education Source “offers the world’s largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks and more.”  The trial subscription to Education Source runs until the Summer of 2015.  Your feedback about the usefulness of Education Source will inform the Education Librarian’s decision whether to renew the subscription.

About Peter Bradley

Subject Librarian for Health and Social & Policy Sciences. University of Bath. The Library, Level 5:
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