The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, reports, audiovisual media, and monographs. Comprehensive history and background information about ERIC.
•ERIC Documents (identified by the ED prefix) are "grey literature" documents such as policy statements, reports, etc, that are not published elsewhere.
•Please note that many ED documents are currently not available full text and have a PDF Release Pending note: ERIC is " unable to release that document electronically ... due to concerns about personally identifiable information... We are currently analyzing each document and will be returning documents to ERIC on an ongoing basis... In the meantime, the articles may [be available] through interlibrary loan and via microfiche." See ERIC FAQs
•Bobst Library has a full microfiche collection of ERIC documents on Lower Level 2:
•A limited number of full text sources are available via this portal
•This version provides the most comprehensive information about ERIC and extensive Help with ERIC searching
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"To plan your search using ERIC Descriptors, follow these steps:
•If you'd like to take a shortcut, simply do a keyword search, retrieve a record that looks relevant to your topic, and then examine the Descriptors. You can click on one of the Descriptors to start a new search."
Adapted from ERIC