WHAT IS ERIC?     AN OVERVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER DATABASE                    by              ...
WHAT IS ERIC?   EDUCATIONAL   RESOURCES   INFORMATION   CENTER
ERIC Facts Established in 1966 Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Education Contains both journal articles and documents
WHAT ARE ERIC DOCUMENTS?          Papers presented at          scholarly conferences          Reports of school district...
Limiting Your Search ERIC Searches can be limited to: Journal articles only Peer reviewed materials Full text materials
You can limit your search to full text, peer        reviewed journal articles
Free text search “reading disabilities”
Click “Subject” in the left margin
Click inside box to the left of “Reading   Difficulties” then click “Update”
Controlled Vocabulary Agreed upon term for a subject or concept  (in ERIC, these are called “Descriptors”)Phonic method U...
Use of Thesaurus List of ERIC Descriptors Scope Note (ERIC’s definition of the term) Other Terms (Broader, Narrower, Re...
Type “reading disabilities” and click “Browse”
To go to the ERIC Thesaurus, click “Thesaurus”
Click “Reading Difficulties”
The scope note and other terms are listed
Boolean Searching Combine Search Terms “AND” narrows the search (retrieved item must  have all the terms) “OR” broadens...
Whole language approach and phonics and                grade 1
Kindergarten or grade 1 or grade 2     and lesson plans and reading
Truncation The asterisk * at the end of the root of a word retrieves the word and all forms of the word Teach* retrieves...
Read* and adolescen* and teach*
Retrieving the full text Some articles and documents are available full text Others can be requested at the Circulation ...
Click “PDF Full Text”
Here is the full text of the article
Some articles are not available full text
For these, scroll down and click “Search for article”
Next to “Print Holdings,” click “Journal”
This journal is available in paper at the desk
This is an abstract of an ERIC document
Click “Full Text from ERIC”
Here is the full text ERIC document
Advantages of Using ERIC Contains both journal articles and ERIC documents Comprehensive Thesaurus Boolean Searching
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  1. 1. WHAT IS ERIC? AN OVERVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER DATABASE by MARK HABERTHE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE, GILL LIBRARY January 2012
  2. 2. WHAT IS ERIC? EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER
  3. 3. ERIC Facts Established in 1966 Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Education Contains both journal articles and documents
  4. 4. WHAT ARE ERIC DOCUMENTS?  Papers presented at scholarly conferences  Reports of school districts  Reports of state departments of education  Doctoral dissertations in education
  5. 5. Limiting Your Search ERIC Searches can be limited to: Journal articles only Peer reviewed materials Full text materials
  6. 6. You can limit your search to full text, peer reviewed journal articles
  7. 7. Free text search “reading disabilities”
  8. 8. Click “Subject” in the left margin
  9. 9. Click inside box to the left of “Reading Difficulties” then click “Update”
  10. 10. Controlled Vocabulary Agreed upon term for a subject or concept (in ERIC, these are called “Descriptors”)Phonic method USE PhonicsReading disabilities USE Reading DifficultiesSpeech handicaps USE Speech Impairments
  11. 11. Use of Thesaurus List of ERIC Descriptors Scope Note (ERIC’s definition of the term) Other Terms (Broader, Narrower, Related)
  12. 12. Type “reading disabilities” and click “Browse”
  13. 13. To go to the ERIC Thesaurus, click “Thesaurus”
  14. 14. Click “Reading Difficulties”
  15. 15. The scope note and other terms are listed
  16. 16. Boolean Searching Combine Search Terms “AND” narrows the search (retrieved item must have all the terms) “OR” broadens the search (retrieved item can have one or more of any of the terms) “NOT” limits the search (retrieved item does not have the term)
  17. 17. Whole language approach and phonics and grade 1
  18. 18. Kindergarten or grade 1 or grade 2 and lesson plans and reading
  19. 19. Truncation The asterisk * at the end of the root of a word retrieves the word and all forms of the word Teach* retrieves teach, teacher, teaching, etc. Adolescen* retrieves adolescent, adolescence, etc. Read* retrieves read, reader, reading, etc.
  20. 20. Read* and adolescen* and teach*
  21. 21. Retrieving the full text Some articles and documents are available full text Others can be requested at the Circulation Desk Journal articles and ERIC documents that are not owned by CNR can be ordered via Illiad 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.
  22. 22. Click “PDF Full Text”
  23. 23. Here is the full text of the article
  24. 24. Some articles are not available full text
  25. 25. For these, scroll down and click “Search for article”
  26. 26. Next to “Print Holdings,” click “Journal”
  27. 27. This journal is available in paper at the desk
  28. 28. This is an abstract of an ERIC document
  29. 29. Click “Full Text from ERIC”
  30. 30. Here is the full text ERIC document
  31. 31. Advantages of Using ERIC Contains both journal articles and ERIC documents Comprehensive Thesaurus Boolean Searching

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