Service-Learning Resource Library by EOSLHE

Service-learning Resource Library with more than 700 entries available for you!

Service-learning experiences, good practices, projects, research report, tools and bibliographic resources

The search engine has been created by the European Observatory of Service-Learning in Higher Education (EOSLHE) and it is available on the website.

How can you access the data that you require?

The EOSLHE search engine will return a list of materials always related to the field of service-learning (S-L) in higher education.
The search engine has been designed to enable an easier combination of the searches. Users can do a general search or limit the search by combining 10 types of filters. One of the main purposes of EOSLHE is to map service-learning experiences. For this reason, some of the filters refer to them.

  1. Country: when searching for S-L experiences it refers to the country of the institution that hosts the experience.
  2. Language: refers to the language in which the entire original document is written, not the available reference at the Service-learning Resource Library.
  3. Institution: when searching S-L experiences it refers to the type of Higher Education institution that hosts them.
  4. Type of materials: a classification based on the nature of the information. There is the main categorization available in the dropdown of this filter, but future new categories could be added in the future. Users also can search the type of material writing the word in the filter bar or in the general bar.
  5. Discipline: refers to the academic discipline branch in which the material could be classified, being aware that S-L should be transdisciplinary.
  6. Interaction: when searching S-L experiences it refers to how did the students interact with the final beneficiaries.
  7. Service area: when searching S-L experiences it refers to what UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contribute.
  8. Academic Degree: when searching S-L experiences it refers to what academic degrees are linked to.
  9. Instruction: when searching S-L experiences it refers to what type of instruction was performed.
  10. Date: when searching S-L experiences it refers to the academic year when the experience took place. For reference materials, it applies to the publication’s year.

How does EOSLHE collect and update the materials/resources?

EOSLHE has 2 major types of materials by collection:

1) Primary data, directly collected by EOSLHE;

2) Secondary data, that already been gathered by someone else, in this case, different types of bibliographic resources.

EOSLHE primary data, the S-L experiences and good practices, are collected with one questionnaire and one form respectively, through the webpage application software contacting mainly via email and using the convenience sample technique. These materials are continuously collecting and updating.

Bibliography from the scientific citation indexing service is collected by systematic literature review including service-learning and higher-education-related terms in the title. Each quarter this database is reviewed in order to update new publications.

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