Educational Sciences

The university library offers a broad range of scientific publications on the subject of education. The collections are based at Campus Belval. All printed materials as well as electronic resources can be found in the catalogue


New acquisitions

Some examples of the library’s new additions:


Research through Play : Participatory Methods in Early Childhood
ed. by Lorna Arnott
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications




The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theory in Comparative and International Education
Jules, Tavis D., Robin. Shields, and Matthew A. M. Thomas




Quality and Equity in Education : Revisiting Theory and Research on Educational Effectiveness and Improvement
Routledge Research in Education
Kyriakidēs, Leōnidas



Universities and Civilizations : Worldwide Academic Competition and Geopolitics
Leprevost, Franck




Race, Politics, and Pandemic Pedagogy : Education in a Time of Crisis
Giroux, Henry A.




Radical Solutions for Education in a Crisis Context : COVID-19 as an Opportunity for Global Learning
ed. by Daniel Burgos
Singapour: Springer



You can get an overview of all new print acquisitions here.

New e-books are available via a-z. lu directly.



The collections in Educational Sciences are available at the University Library in Belval. Part of the holdings is in stacks and reservation is possible via the catalog (search by author, title, keyword).


The holdings of the library are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and organized according to content. The following DDC overview is an example of the main categories of education and training:

370    Education
371    Schools & their activities; special education
372    Elementary education            
373    Secondary education
374    Adult education
375    Curricula
376    [Unassigned]
377    [Unassigned]
378    Higher education
379    Public policy issues in education

Each medium belonging to the library holdings (books, journals, etc.) has a unique signature. The signature contains information, which allows library users to locate the medium within the library quickly.

Reference works

You will find below general books on Educational Sciences which are available at the Luxembourg Learning Centre for a quick introduction to a research subject:


Reference works which are available for free online can be of great use. The most popular free online encyclopedia is the Encyclopaedia Britannica. The University Library has bought a license allowing free online access (Check under electronic resources).


Encyclopedia of language and education

Hornberger, Nancy. - New York: Springer, 2008

The Routledge international encyclopedia of education

McCulloch, Gary. - London: Routledge, 2008

Encyclopedia of bilingual education

González, Josué. - Los Angeles: Sage, 2008

Encyclopedia of educational psychology

Salkind, Neil. - Los Angeles: Sage, 2008

Encyclopedia of special education: a reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals

Reynolds, Cecil. - Hoboken: Wiley, 2014


Specialized dictionaries explain and define the basic terms of a subject area.

Beltz Lexikon Pädagogik

Tenorth, Heinz E.; Tippelt Rudolf. - Weinheim: Beltz, 2012

A dictionary of education

Wallace, Susan. - Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008


They provide an overview of the portraits of personalities whose thoughts significantly influenced a subject area or a part thereof.

Klassiker der Pädagogik : die Bildung der modernen Gesellschaft

Dollinger, Bernd. - Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2012

Fifty major thinkers on education: From Confucius to Dewey

Palmer, Joy. - London: Routledge, 2001

Major works

Major works represent essential books for the development and the methodology of a subject area.

Hauptwerke der Pädagogik

Böhm, Winfried; Fuchs Birgitta; Seichter Sabine. - Paderborn : Schöningh, 2011

Schlüsselwerke der Pädagogik

Prange, Klaus. - Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2008 / 2009


A guide to practitioner research in education

Menter, Ian. - Los Angeles: Sage, 2011

21st-century education: a reference handbook

Good, Thomas. - Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2008

Handbook of research on schools, schooling, and human development

Meece, Judith. - New York: Routledge, 2010

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

Washington: American Psychological Association, 2009

Research methods

Research methods in education

Check, Joseph; Schutt, Russell. - Los Angeles: Sage, 2012


The journals on Educational Sciences are available on Belval Campus. You can find the following core journals at the Luxembourg Learning Centre:

If you are looking for a journal in print version and would like to find out whether it is available at the university library, you can search for the title of the journal in the catalog.

Articles, Journals, and Databases

The following databases are available via the catalog and require the user ID, and password received when you registered at the University library.

Databases - The core of scientific information research

German Education Portal

The database is one of the essential reference databases for specialized literature in the area of Education and produced by the German Institute for International Educational Research (Deutsches Institut für Pädagogische Forschung - DIPF). It mainly refers to educational research and training, but it also addresses educational practice (School, special educational needs, etc.). It contains references from journals and collective works, books, reviews, grey literature and online resources. The main focus lies in journals from the German-speaking area - reporting period: from 1980. Quarterly updates, open online access.

ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center

The database ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) contains references with abstracts from all areas of education and is openly accessible online. It records articles from journals, monographs, conference reports, dissertations, as well as research reports. Apart from the bibliographical indications and abstracts, ERIC gives access to full-text versions. The main focus lies on material from the Anglo-American area - reporting period: from 1966.

Reference databases of related subject areas

For thematic areas of related subject areas, like Psychology and Sociology, it may be useful to take into account bibliographical databases from related subject areas. Here is a brief introduction to the most important databases in the fields of Psychology and Sociology:



The reference database for literature and audiovisual media contains references and abstracts from publications in the area of psychology from German-speaking areas, as well as audiovisual media. The module PSYNDEX contains comprehensive test descriptions. Subject area: psychology, educational sciences, sociology, etc. Reporting period: from 1977. (Literature & AV-Media) ; from 1945. (Tests)

PsycINFO: campus-wide access


The reference database PsycINFO records literature (journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, monographs, research reports, case studies, etc.) on psychology and mainly from the Anglo-American area. Publications form the fields of Educational Sciences and sociology are taken into account if they are of interest to psychology. Reporting period: from 1987.


Sociological Abstracts (Access via SocINDEX with Full Text)

Sociological Abstracts is the most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. It documents international literature in the field as well as publications relevant to sociology from related subject areas. It includes references from journal articles, congress reports and a selection of monographs and dissertations mainly form the Anglo-American area.

Citation information

The most popular citation database is the Web of Science. This portal gives access to several multidisciplinary citation databases. You find core journals on Educational Sciences evaluated in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). The focus of the SSCI lies on the evaluation of periodicals from the Anglo-American area.

Full-text databases and journals archives

Education Research Complete

The EBSCO database is the largest full-text database on educational sciences in the world. The database evaluates journals and gives full-text access. The database covers all levels of Educational Sciences, from early childhood to higher education. It also includes literature related to specialized areas of Educational Sciences, such as multilingual education, health education, and curriculum design.


JSTOR is the most popular journal's archive. There are references from up to 240 journal articles in the field of Educational Sciences. JSTOR operates with a so-called moving wall, which forbids access to recent years of publication over a defined period (between three and five years).


OECD iLibrary

The library of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) allows access to all OECD studies (since 1998) and statistics (since 1960). The education section includes online publications, e-books, and statistics on all aspects of education in OECD countries: education & economics, education policy, educational research, literacy, adult education in different countries and on OECD level. The yearly report “Education at a glance,” which contains fundamental data on education systems in OECD countries is of interest, as well as the publication of the PISA study.

More databases

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

Reference works; The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed, and some 7,000 books included each year.

Electronic Periodicals Library (EZB)

Electronic Periodicals Library (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek - EZB) is a service for the effective use of scientific full-text periodicals. It offers a quick, structured and uniform access to scientific full-text journals. Developed by the University of Regensburg. List of publications by subject area (title information of journal, no content).


Search for journals in French. The portal supported by the Centre national du livre and the National Library of France currently holds around 200 journals in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences from over 40 publishers.

Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Brockhaus and Encyclopaedia Britannica are among the most popular and the complete encyclopedias:

Encyclopaedia Britannica in the catalogue (Library user ID) & open online access.

Brockhaus Enzyklopädie in the catalog (Library user ID)


A specific search for e-books in the digital library of the catalog is possible (Library training: video tutorial e-books).

More e-books on

CREDO Reference

Database of reference works (explore concepts & find books by subject area).

Degree programmes and research at the university

Official homepage of degree programmes at the university:

Research homepage:

Internet resources  

Education server

The German Education Server is an online signpost for the German education system.

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)

The BASE database is one of the world's most large search engines, especially for academic open access web resources. Bielefeld University Library operates BASE. It offers access to more than 70 Millionen documents with most prominently theses, preprints, journal articles from over 3.000 repositories (July 2014).

Datenbankinfosystem (DBIS)

A database developed by the University Library Regensburg. Search in the field of education. The sorting of the hits is alphabetical — most important databases highlighted among the total offer.

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)



DigiZeitschriften provides access to German journals of scientific importance for direct online user access.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Education Research Global Observatory (ERGO)


Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Free online access

Enzyklopädie Erziehungswissenschaft Online (EEO)

The Enzyklopädie Erziehungswissenschaft Online processes all data relevant to Educational Sciences and makes it available in the form of articles.

Eurydice (Network on Education Systems and Policies in Europe)

The Eurydice network supports and facilitates European cooperation in the field of lifelong learning by providing information on education systems and policies in 37 countries and by producing studies on issues common to European education systems. See Eurydice publications.

Historische Bildungsforschung Online (HBO)

This webpage is of interest for Research in the field of History of Education. Operated by the Research Library for the History of Education of the German Institute for International Educational Research and the department for historical, educational research in the German Society for Educational Sciences. Information mainly for the German-speaking areas of the Research field.

Informationssystem Medienpädagogik (ISM)

The Informationssystem Medienpädagogik (ISM) aims to promote information and media literacy.

Max Planck Virtual Library


Open Thesaurus

It is a dictionary of synonyms. Apart from synonyms, the dictionary also shows the various meanings of a term.

Pictura Paedagogica Online


OpenEdition Online

It brings together four platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences.

OpenEdition Books

Web platform for books in the humanities and social sciences.

It offers academic journals and books.

Center for Open Electronic Publishing


Publications by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education