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ERIC Database - how to search it

A guide to searching the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database


Welcome to the ERIC Database Research Guide.  Each page contains helpful instructions on how to search in ERIC.

Remember, librarians can help you with your research. 

About ERIC

ERIC is an acronym for the Educational Resources Information Center, which is a U.S. Department of Education clearinghouse of education-related publications and materials. 

ERIC documents are designated with either an EJ or ED number.


EJ Documents

Education-related articles in journals are assigned an EJ number; for a list of the journals included in this database

  • click on the "Indexes" link along the top part of the search screen
  • highlight "journal title" from the drop-down menu
  • click Browse


ED documents

Other ERIC publications are assigned an ED number.  These documents include:

  • conference papers and proceedings
  • technical and research reports
  • government documents
  • legal materials
  • bibliographies
  • teaching guides
  • lessons plans
  • dissertations
  • speeches
  • U.S. Congressional hearings
  • unpublished manuscripts
  • books  

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