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Teaching (Primary)

This guide supports students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood/Primary).

Finding journal articles

When you need to locate articles about a specific topic for your assessment tasks, we suggest that you search in
 databases as they index the contents of thousands of journals.

Try your search strategies in some of the databases we recommend for Master of Teaching (Primary) students.

See the Databases tab of this guide for an introduction to Discovery, and links to online tutorials to get you started.

Selected Journals in Primary Education

This is a list of some of the journal titles that are relevant to Primary Education. Don't forget we also have Libguides for specific subject areas, for example, Maths Education. These subject guides will also include relevant journals.

Journals for learning areas

collage of educational journal logos


Education Journals by The Wiley Asia Blog used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

It is important that you become familiar with key journals specific to your teaching area. A good starting point is to click the Journal Tab in the following library guides:

Tip... If your teaching area is not listed go to the Library Catalogue. Click on eJournals and enter your topic e.g

Or find more titles by searching or browsing the A-Z ejournals and databases list

What is a scholarly peer reviewed journal?

Scholarly Journals

  • Contain articles written by and addressed to experts in a discipline.
  • Report original research or experimentation.
  • Cite their sources in footnotes or bibliographies.

Peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals

  • Only publish articles that have passed through a review process, and have been approved by scholars or experts.
  • Many databases provided the option to limit your search results to peer-reviewed titles

Tip: You can use the UlrichsWeb : global serials directory to check if a journal is peer-reviewed.

  1. Search for the journal (use the title-exact search)

  2. If it is peer-reviewed, the soccer referee T-shirt icon will display next to the journal name.

soccer referee t-shirt icon used in UlrichsWeb to indicate peer reviewed status

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