This guide has been created to provide students and researchers of comparative and international education with information and advice on the resources available in the Library.
The UCL Institute of Education Library holds extensive print and online resources related to the development of national education systems and global education policies. The collections also cover key issues in international education such as citizenship, human rights education, and international development.
The guide also provides support and advice on how to access and use these resources effectively, including how-to videos, online chat, and details of the further training available via LibrarySkills@UCL.
Please use the navigation menu to see how the library can support your learning and research in comparative and international education.
Finally, please note that this is one of four guides dedicated to different aspects of education. To find out more, you can also consult the following:
The Comparative Education Collection print resources are located in the IOE Library and focus on education systems and practices around the world. Nearly 200 countries and regions are represented and the collection and are classified by continent, region or country. A vast range of international education resources can also be found on the open shelves across the IOE Library. Older print resources are held in our stores, and rare and valuable material is held in our Special Collections and Archives
The Library provides online access to a wealth of resources on comparative and international education, including eBooks, journals and databases. Other pages in this guide provide further information on how to access these resources. A selection of our latest acquisitions are highlighted in the Books and eBooks section of this guide.
Listed below are key databases in comparative and international education, you will find additional recommendations later in this guide: