Finding ERIC Documents
ERIC (the Education Resources Information Center) contains over 1.2 million documents and journal article citations in education and education-related fields from 1966-present. Over 100,000 of these documents are available online in full-text through ERIC [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/eric2.html].
Each entry in ERIC has a document identifier beginning with ED or EJ. ED records in ERIC are reports, tests, citations for books, and other education-related documents. EJ records are citations for journal articles.
Finding documents with ED numbers
- Documents numbered ED483046 and below: Most of these documents are available in the ERIC microfiche collection on the lower level of the Morris Library. The call number is Microfiche S107, followed by the ED number. Some of these documents published after 1993 are also available full-text online through ERIC [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/eric2.html].
- Documents numbered ED483047 and above: Most of these documents are available full-text online through ERIC [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/eric2.html].
- Some ED documents are abstracts of books or other documents not provided in full-text through ERIC. Search DELCAT [http://delcat.udel.edu] to determine whether the University of Delaware Library owns these titles. If the library does not own the item needed, place an Interlibrary Loan request.
Finding documents with EJ numbers
- EJ entries are citations for journal articles. Some full-text access to these articles is provided directly through ERIC [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/eric2.html].
- Use the “Get It!” button to search for the journal title in DELCAT [http://delcat.udel.edu] and in the Library’s electronic journal collection if an article is not provided through ERIC.
- If the Library does not have access to the journal needed, place an Interlibrary Loan request for the article.