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What Is Eric 2

  1. 1. WHAT IS ERIC?<br />AN OVERVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER DATABASE<br />by<br />MARK HABER<br />THE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE, GILL LIBRARY<br />October 2008<br />
  2. 2. WHAT IS ERIC?<br /> Educational<br /> Resources<br /> Information <br /> Center<br />
  3. 3. ERIC Facts<br />Established in 1966 <br />Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Education<br />Contains both journal articles and documents<br />
  4. 4. WHAT ARE ERIC DOCUMENTS?<br />Papers presented at scholarly conferences<br />Reports of school districts <br />Reports of state departments of education<br />Doctoral dissertations in education<br />
  5. 5. Limiting Your Search<br />ERIC Searches can be limited to:<br />Journal articles only<br />Peer reviewed materials<br />Full text materials<br />
  6. 6. You can limit your search to full text, peer reviewed journal articles<br />
  7. 7. Controlled Vocabulary<br />Agreed upon term for a subject or concept <br /> (in ERIC, these are called “Descriptors”)<br />Phonic method USE Phonics<br />Reading disabilities USE Reading Difficulties<br />Speech handicaps USE Speech Impairments<br />
  8. 8. Use of Thesaurus<br />List of ERIC Descriptors<br />Scope Note (ERIC’s definition of the term)<br />Other Terms (Broader, Narrower, Related)<br />
  9. 9. To go to the ERIC Thesaurus, click “Thesaurus”<br />
  10. 10. Type “reading disabilities” and click “Browse”<br />
  11. 11. Click “Reading Difficulties”<br />
  12. 12. The scope note and other terms are listed<br />
  13. 13. Boolean Searching<br />Combine Search Terms<br />“AND” narrows the search (retrieved item must have all the terms)<br />“OR” broadens the search (retrieved item can have one or more of any of the terms)<br />“NOT” limits the search (retrieved item does not have the term)<br />
  14. 14. Whole language approach and phonics and grade 1<br />
  15. 15. Kindergarten or grade 1 or grade 2 and lesson plans and reading<br />
  16. 16. Truncation<br />The asterisk * at the end of the root of a word retrieves the word and all forms of the word<br />Teach* retrieves teach, teacher, teaching, etc.<br />Adolescen* retrieves adolescent, adolescence, etc.<br />Read* retrieves read, reader, reading, etc.<br />
  17. 17. Read* and adolescen* and teach*<br />
  18. 18. Retrieving the full text<br />Some articles and documents are available full text<br />Others can be requested at the Circulation Desk<br />Journal articles and ERIC documents that are not owned by CNR can be ordered via Illiad<br />The Arrigoni Library at Iona College (715 North Ave. New Rochelle) also has many ERIC documents and education journals and is available for use by CNR students.<br />
  19. 19. Click “PDF Full Text”<br />
  20. 20. Here is the full text of the article<br />
  21. 21. Some articles are not available full text<br />
  22. 22. For these, scroll down and click “Search for article”<br />
  23. 23. Next to “Print Holdings,” click “Journal”<br />
  24. 24. This journal is available in paper at the desk <br />
  25. 25. This is an abstract of an ERIC document<br />
  26. 26. Click “Full Text from ERIC”<br />
  27. 27. Here is the full text ERIC document<br />
  28. 28. Advantages of Using ERIC<br />Contains both journal articles and ERIC documents<br />Comprehensive Thesaurus<br />Boolean Searching<br />

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