Research Databases: ERIC Learn how to effectively search the ERIC database to identify relevant articles and other documen...
Why Choose ERIC? <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage back to 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Largest number of journals i...
Searching ERIC: Starting the Search <ul><li>You can access the ERIC database from the Research Databases listing by Name o...
ERIC: Thesaurus Searching <ul><li>If your search matches an ERIC subject heading exactly, you’ll be taken to that term in ...
ERIC: Thesaurus (cont.) <ul><li>When you find a term in the thesaurus, you can choose how to search for items with that su...
ERIC: View the Thesaurus (cont.) <ul><li>Definition of term, date it was first used in ERIC.  </li></ul><ul><li>Broader (l...
ERIC: Combining Searches <ul><li>After you’ve searched for the first part of your topic, type the next part of the topic i...
ERIC: Limiting Results <ul><li>To narrow your search results, common limits are displayed at the top of the results screen...
ERIC: Results List <ul><li>The results list will give a brief citation. Click on a title for the full record, including an...
ERIC: Results, Full Record Click on an author’s name to see more by the same author. Subject headings with an ‘*’ are MAJO...
ERIC: Locating an Item <ul><li>Use the  button in the Results List or Full Record to see your options for finding the item...
ERIC: Marking/Storing/Exporting <ul><li>To store records in a list so that you can print, e-mail, or save them to a disk, ...
ERIC: Exporting (cont.) <ul><li>From the Stored Records page, you can review your list (and remove items if necessary). </...
ERIC: Other Options for Access <ul><li>The ERIC Database is available in many search formats.  The OhioLINK/OSearch versio...
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  1. 1. Research Databases: ERIC Learn how to effectively search the ERIC database to identify relevant articles and other documents for educational research.
  2. 2. Why Choose ERIC? <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage back to 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Largest number of journals indexed (2600 vs 700) </li></ul><ul><li>Includes non-journal sources: conference papers, curricular guides, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent thesaurus of subject headings for precise searching </li></ul><ul><li>Search limits customized to education: audience, grade level, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Only most important journals are indexed cover-to-cover, others have selective indexing </li></ul><ul><li>Covers only research journals, not education magazines </li></ul><ul><li>No full text journal articles (but links to them with OLinks) </li></ul>Here is how ERIC compares to other databases in the field of education:
  3. 3. Searching ERIC: Starting the Search <ul><li>You can access the ERIC database from the Research Databases listing by Name or Subject (Education), or follow the URL below: </li></ul><ul><li>http://rave.ohiolink.edu/databases/login/eric </li></ul><ul><li>Often the best strategy is to break your search into subtopics and search each separately. </li></ul><ul><li>ERIC will look for each topic in its thesaurus to help you find the ‘right’ subject heading… </li></ul>
  4. 4. ERIC: Thesaurus Searching <ul><li>If your search matches an ERIC subject heading exactly, you’ll be taken to that term in the thesaurus. </li></ul><ul><li>If your search is a close match, you’ll be directed to the proper subject heading, for example: Student Aid – Use Student Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><li>If no subject heading matches exactly, you’ll be giving the following choices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get suggested terms from the thesaurus (find the most common subject headings associated with your keyword) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search as a key word or phrase (search for your keyword in the titles and abstracts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse nearby subject headings alphabetically (see if there is a similarly spelled subject heading) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ERIC: Thesaurus (cont.) <ul><li>When you find a term in the thesaurus, you can choose how to search for items with that subject: </li></ul><ul><li>Search finds all items assigned to this subject (Clicking on the term itself is the same as Search) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus finds only items where this is the MAJOR subject focus </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and Expand/Focus will be explained on the next slide </li></ul><ul><li>View Thesaurus allows you to see this term in relation to other related subject headings (see next slide) </li></ul><ul><li>Or, you can search for any article with this phrase in the title or abstract (search as a keyword or phrase) </li></ul>
  6. 6. ERIC: View the Thesaurus (cont.) <ul><li>Definition of term, date it was first used in ERIC. </li></ul><ul><li>Broader (less specific) terms </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR SEARCH TERM </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower (more specific terms). Expand and Expand/ Focus searches your term plus these. </li></ul><ul><li>Other related terms you may be interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>Use checkboxes on right to select terms to combine. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ERIC: Combining Searches <ul><li>After you’ve searched for the first part of your topic, type the next part of the topic in the search box on the results screen. </li></ul><ul><li>When all parts of your topic have been searched separately, click on ‘Search History’ to combine them. </li></ul><ul><li>First use OR to combine related subtopic searches: e.g. Academic Persistence OR Student Attrition </li></ul><ul><li>Then use AND to find items that discuss all of your subtopics together. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ERIC: Limiting Results <ul><li>To narrow your search results, common limits are displayed at the top of the results screen: </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘All Limit Options’ to see more complete options, including by Year, Grade Level, and Publication Type. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Most Frequent… lists, you can limit it to just the most frequent subjects, authors, or publications for your search. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ERIC: Results List <ul><li>The results list will give a brief citation. Click on a title for the full record, including an abstract (summary) and all subject headings. </li></ul><ul><li>(Note: Citations from journals have the journal title in italics. Citations from ERIC documents lack a journal title.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. ERIC: Results, Full Record Click on an author’s name to see more by the same author. Subject headings with an ‘*’ are MAJOR subjects (found with Focus) Click on subject heading to see other items with the same subject.
  11. 11. ERIC: Locating an Item <ul><li>Use the button in the Results List or Full Record to see your options for finding the item in print or electronically. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For journals, this may link you to electronic full text or tell you if the journal is subscribed to by the University of Toledo libraries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For books, Find It! will look up the item in the OhioLINK Catalog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For other ERIC Documents, you may be connected to a scanned full-text (1991-) or to instructions for retrieving the document from microfiche (-1991). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More information on Find It! (a.k.a OLinks) is available here . </li></ul>
  12. 12. ERIC: Marking/Storing/Exporting <ul><li>To store records in a list so that you can print, e-mail, or save them to a disk, you can mark records by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on the icon in the Results List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on the icon on a Full Record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on ‘Store All on Page’ in the Results List (to see more results per page, use ‘All Limit Options’) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click the Stored Records button at the top of the page to see all export options. </li></ul>
  13. 13. ERIC: Exporting (cont.) <ul><li>From the Stored Records page, you can review your list (and remove items if necessary). </li></ul><ul><li>Export options include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mailing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading (saving) to your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As well as viewing, pocketing to a PDA, or exporting to bibliographic management software. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All export options include a Search History so you can reproduce your search later </li></ul><ul><li>None of the export formats include linked full text! Only the citation, abstract, and other full record information will be sent. </li></ul>
  14. 14. ERIC: Other Options for Access <ul><li>The ERIC Database is available in many search formats. The OhioLINK/OSearch version discussed here has several advanced options. </li></ul><ul><li>Other versions include </li></ul><ul><li>ERIC from EBSCOhost, which can be searched simultaneously with other EBSCO databases such as Education Research Complete. http://0-search.ebscohost.com.carlson.utoledo.edu/login.asp?profile=web&defaultdb=eric </li></ul><ul><li>ERIC from the U.S. Dept. of Education http://eric.ed.gov/ </li></ul>
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