RESEARCH IN EDUCATION: BASIC OUTLINE
Prepared by Kathryn Reynolds
Education & Human Services Librarian
ERIC is a national information system sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement within the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide users with ready access to primarily English-language literature dealing with education and closely related fields. It does this through a variety of products and services (i.e. databases, abstract journals, microfiche documents, document reproductions, etc.)** Two related subsets which contain some full-text documents & reports:
The ERIC index is made up of 2 parts--Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) with journal article citations and abstracts from over 750 professional journals and Resources in Education(RIE) with document citations and abstracts on microfiche. ERIC documents include materials NOT published in journals, including conference proceedings, curriculum guides, speeches, handbooks, workbooks, analytical reports, opinion papers.
Coverage in both parts of ERIC is from 1966 to the present. A few of the articles indexed in ERIC are now full text.
Full-text collection of almost 2,000 4-5 page summaries of the most recent educational research. Coverage is from 1992 to the present.
Includes AskERIC, the ERIC Clearinghouses and adjunct clearinghouse sites, with some full-text documents.
Education Abstracts covers 478 international English language periodicals, yearbooks, and book series in the field of education. It provides citations and abstracts to articles and chapters on a broad scope of topics in education and related fields. Other areas of coverage include videotape and movie reviews, book reviews, computer program reviews, and citations to law cases. Though Education Index, the print version of Education Abstracts, began in 1929, its electronic version only goes back to 1983.
Up to 1/2 of the periodicals in Education Abstracts are now full-text with links to the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center and articles from database producers H.W. Wilson and UMI.
*(Note: The Abstracts/Indexes collection is located on the 2nd floor in the North wing of the Dunbar Library.)