The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is an index of journal articles and other education-related materials.
In addition to the journal literature, ERIC indexes education-related materials from a variety of sources, including scholarly organizations, professional associations, research centers, policy organizations, university presses, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies, and state and local agencies. Individual contributors can also submit conference papers, research papers, dissertations, and theses. These materials are called ERIC documents and are identified in the ERIC database by an ED number.
There are a number of ways to find ERIC documents.
1) Search the ERIC database. To access the ERIC database, go to the Penrose Library homepage, click on Databases under Find Articles, and then choose the Education category. To access the complete text of an ERIC document, click on the full-text button.
2) Search the Penrose Library catalog. Go to the Penrose Library homepage and conduct a search for the name of the ERIC document in the Find Books and More search box. Click on the Access Online link to see the full-text.
Not all ERIC documents are available online. If the full-text is not available, you will need to use the microfiche. ERIC microfiche is available in the Lower Level of Penrose Library. The microfiche are arranged by ED number.
ERIC documents often contain very valuable research, but please be aware that they are not considered peer-reviewed journal articles.