The aim of this page is to post links to any freely available research that is not hidden behind paywalls e.g. Open Access journal articles, conference papers, reports, research digests etc (presented A-Z).
UPDATED November 2018: all links checked/dead links removed.
Helpful advice from Dr Dav via her blogpost Finding Research Papers
Research carried out by teachers in their own classrooms/schools
Jotter: Journal of Trainee Educational Research (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)
Freely Available Research, Digests, Reports etc
BELMAS Publications (free access via free first year membership)
Best Evidence in Brief (University of York, Institute for Effective Education)
Best Evidence in Brief Archive (University of York, Institute for Effective Education)
Cambridge Assessment: Research Matters free biannual publication which allows Cambridge Assessment to share their assessment research, in a range of fields, with the wider assessment community. It features articles showcasing the wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research carried out.
Educational Neuroscience: a teacher’s guide to the good, the bad and the irrelevant (slides and materials from Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford)
General Teaching Council for Scotland: Current Academic/Practitioner Research (access to some freely available reports etc)
Learning Landscapes (current issue: Spring 2016 (past issues also online in Archives – a peer-reviewed, open access, themed journal that is published twice a year. It works to bridge theory and practice by publishing submissions from individuals who represent the wider educational community—teachers, principals, students, parents, university academics and community leaders – produced in Quebec, Canada)
Learning Policy Institute (USA): Review of Research – Does Teaching Experience increase Teacher Effectiveness?
MESH Guides – supporting professional judgement with evidence (connecting educators with summaries and sources of educational research)
NFER Publications & Research – directory of NFER research publications (National Foundation for Educational Research)
OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development): What’s New at OECD – free monthly e-newsletter highlighting key new books, reports, and statistics from various OECD sources.
Policy Watch – Pearson UK (policy briefing and updating service on developments in the world of education)
Research in Teacher Education (University of East London, Cass School of Education & Communities)
Teachers College Record (journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education published continuously since 1900 by Teachers College, Columbia University. Free access to some content, $20 individual subscription gets access to everything)
Teacher Leadership (free access to 2014, 2015 & 2016 Conference Papers by university lecturers/academics and school teachers)