ERIC Tutorial

1.0 What is ERIC?

Has anyone ever suggested you search in the ERIC database? Did you find it confusing? If so, you are not alone! This tutorial is designed to lead you through your search and help you understand all the great research options it offers.

Something lots of folks find confusing is the content. It is a collection of information about resources on education topics, including:

  • Journal articles, which have EJ in front of the accession number
  • ERIC documents, which have numbers beginning ED. These include government publications, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more types of resources.

You may have used the free version of this database available on the web. We recommend the EBSCO version, because of the search features and logical organization. This library supported version also provides links to other databases where you will find full-text for many articles and documents you need.

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