Online Library


The Teaching Council provides all registered teachers with free access to an online library of journals and eBooks.

Login to access the online library here

*The Teaching Council provides registered teachers with free access to an online library in order to enhance their access to educational research, thereby supporting their professional learning. The Teaching Council does not accept responsibilityfor the accuracy or integrity of journals, articles, ebooks, citations and related webpages or material accessed via these resources. The inclusion of these resources does not imply Teaching Council endorsement of any products, services, views or information described or offered in any such articles, ebooks, citations and related webpages etc.

The Teaching Council's Online Library provides registered teachers with access to: 

  • Full text for over 1,700 journals
  • Indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals
  • Full text for more than 500 books and monographs 
  • Full text for numerous education-related conference papers 
  • Citations for over 4 million articles, including book reviews 
  • Access to the Council's collection of eBooks 

Once you have logged in using your Teaching Council Registration Number, and clicked 'Access Online Library' on the bottom right of your screen, you will be given the choice to search the Education Source, eBook, or ERIC databases. You can select one or all of these before clicking 'Continue'. You will then see a search bar where you can enter key words to find books, journals, and more. 

The Online Library offers access to a wealth of material, but at times the full text of some articles is unavailable. This is most likely due to an embargo from the publisher. When the full text is not available you may wish to:

  • Use an open access database, a list of which can be found here

  • Use other repositories or search engines such as Google
  •  Scholar, ResearchGate, or
  • Contract the author(s) directly - their details are available next to their name in the library record. 

The Education Source collection is curated by EBSCO. It is recommended that users create a personalised EBSCO host account should they wish to save favourite journals and articles, organise research with folders, and save search history. In order to create a personalised account, please click on the sign in option on the blue menu bar at the top of the Education Source Online Library web-page. Personalised accounts and support for personalised accounts are managed by EBSCO. 

For tips on searching and navigating through Education Source, please click on the help button beside the search bar. 

Further support on EBSCOhot Research Databases is available here and an introductory video is available here