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What is ERIC?


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, provides access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. The ERIC website is available to the public for searching more than one million citations going back to 1966.

ERIC provides access to education-related resources, including journal and non-journal bibliographic information. Journal articles are assigned ERIC numbers that begin with EJ (e.g., EJ777687). Non-journal documents are assigned ERIC numbers that begin wtih ED (e.g., ED493647). Types of non-journal materials indexed in ERIC include books; conference proceedings and selected presentations; literature reviews and bibliographies; Congressional hearings and reports; reports on federal/state standards, testing, and regulations; research reports; U.S. Department of Education and contractor reports; and working papers from established research and policy organizations. Materials indexed through July 2004 also included lesson plans.

(Information from GALILEO)

Direct Link to ERIC


Types of Publications

  • Books
  • Conference papers
  • Journal articles
  • Policy papers
  • Research syntheses
  • Technical Reports

Video Resources for ERIC


Searching ERIC 

Creating Citations Using Elements in the ERIC Record

Types of Materials Indexed


ERIC Resources for College and University Students


ERIC Thesaurus and Identifier Update

Tour of an ERIC Record


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