Do children learn more from self-explanation than extra practice?

This is explored in the following article

McEldoon KL, Durkin KL, and Rittle-Johnson B (2013). Is self-explanation worth the time? A comparison to additional practice. The British journal of educational psychology, 83 (4), 615-32

You can read the full text online via Library OneSearch.


Temporary free access to key content from Routledge psychoanalysis Journals

Routledge Journals is offering FREE ACCESS to a selection of articles from its Psychoanlysis collection and related titles.  These will be available to read and download until 31 December 2013.

To view the full list of articles available, visit and make the most of this offer.

Unlimited FREE access to all Routledge Behavioral Science Journals throughout February!

Click on this link to take advantage of this offer . Ends on 28th February so don’t miss out.


Career adaptability

Journal of Vocational Behavior has published a special issue on career adaptability (June 2012).  LLR subscribes to this journal so have a look at the content.  You can access it through Library OneSearch at  Don’t forget to click on the Journals (by title) tab before entering the journal title.

Wiley online special issue for World Autism Day

Wiley has collated a collection of journal articles, book chapters and podcasts in an online  special issue for World Autism Day.  There may be articles from journals we don’t subscribe so you will have request these using the inter-library service.  Have a look at these resources at

Journal of Adult Protection – now available online

The Journal of Adult Protection is now available electronically, so we have online access from 1999.  This is in addition to our current print subscription.  This is excellent news as it facilitates easier access for the part-time and distance-learning students.  The journal can be searched via eSearch (type the title in the “Find a journal” search box) or through ASSIA and Social Services Abstracts.

BPS members – free access to EBSCO’s Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

BPS has negotiated free access to the EBSCO’s Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (PBSC) of journals.  This is starting as a trial, ending on 31st October, to assess the use made of the database by BPS members, with the possibility of BPS entering into a long-term contract with EBSCO.

It is available for BPS members only, including students. The student membership page excludes PBSC, but the information on the database page states that all categories of membership will have free access for the trial period.

The more use this database has the more likely it is for a long-term contract to be taken out.

Logon with your BPS membership at

(Thanks to Mick Gregson for alerting me to this new development).