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Education Research Tutorial

Step-by-step guide to conducting research in education

ERIC Documents

Searching the ERIC database allows you to retrieve both journal article citations and citations for ERIC documents. This unique content of the ERIC documents is invaluable to researchers and makes ERIC a critical resource. ERIC documents generally are not published in journals and include resources such as research reports, papers presented at conferences, and other education-related materials of use to researchers.  The majority of ERIC documents from the last 15 years are available in their entirety in the ERIC database. 

You may choose to search for both ERIC documents (ED's) and journal articles (EJ's) or to restrict your search to only ERIC documents or journal articles.

Find ERIC in the library’s  A-Z Database list  under "E".  You may choose the Ebsco version of ERIC or the ERIC database that is freely available from the U.S. Department of Education.  The primary advantages of the Ebsco version are that it allows you to link to articles in other library databases and it facilitates requesting items using JCKL ILL.