Print resources for the Comparative Education Collection are located on Level 3 of the IOE Library. The collection covers international education systems and processes, and is classified by continent, region or country.
Print resources for the Main Education Collection are located on Level 5 of the IOE Library. The collection features books that offer an international perspective on educational theory and practice. Books are classified according to subject area.
A useful digest of publications related to global education can be found in the Global Education Digest.
For both the Comparative Education Collection and the Main Education Collection, we try to source e-book versions of items that appear on Reading Lists or are in high demand.
International statistics of education in print are held on our Stores and include annual reports and statistics of education arranged by country or region. These statistics can be retrieved by searching for "statistics of education" as part of your search on UCL Explore. The items in this collection are not fully catalogued, so please contact the subject librarian if you require any further assistance. Please visit the "Useful Websites" page in this guide for more information on how to access statistics of international education online.
The library catalogue is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. On the catalogue, you will find the details with the details of the location of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark.
On UCL Explore, you can look at the results of your search to quickly discover if a book is available in print or/and online: View Online means that the book is available electronically, while Available means that the book is available in print. In some cases a book is available both in print and online.
A brief guide to finding and accessing e-books via UCL Explore.
ReadingLists @UCL is an online service that gives students easy access to materials on their reading lists wherever they are, and allows academic staff to create and update their own reading lists.