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Education: Article Databases

This is a guide for doing research in education.

ERIC from EBSCO tutorial

Short, four minute demonstration of an ERIC database search. 

Eric (from US Gov) Tutorial

For Purdue students and faculty  ERIC from EBSCO is  the preferred version as it:
  • has links to our subscription full text articles and
  • allows simultaneous searhing in mutliple databases.  
However, if you are not at Purdue, try the US Government version of ERIC.   Watch ERIC's latest video on best search practices using the updated search engine  at

Try Google Scholar for ERIC documents

If the ERIC document you need is not available, try Google Scholar (see link below)

When you find the record, Click on All # versions:

Look for another source.

ERIC Microfiche Collection

ERIC MICROFICHE COLLECTION

The ERIC database includes references to journal articles (EJ numbers) and other publications called documents (ED numbers).  Documents added to ERIC today that are not copyrighted (ED numbered entries) are available in full text online.  However, since not all of the earlier ones have been released in digital format, they are available in microfiche.

Purdue Libraries owns these 436,622 ERIC documents on microfiche.  During the summer of 2010 this collection was shifted to storage in the Hicks Repository.  

HOW TO GET AN ERIC DOCUMENT NOW:

 

The Purdue Libraries has a full set of ERIC microfiche in the Hicks Repository in the basement of the Undergraduate Library.  So you can request it be pulled for you.   The microfiche will be sent to faculty offices; students can pick them up at the Library noted in the email they send to you.   HSSE Library (on 2nd floor) has microfiche readers.

To get  an ERIC document on microfiche:  

  • Click on this link to go to the catalog record for ERIC Microfiche:  http://catalog.lib.purdue.edu/Find/Record/2747839
  • Click on the "Find in Print" tab
  • Log into your account using your Career Account
  • Click the "Request" button for any "Item in Place"
  • Enter the ERIC ED number on the comment line and select your pick-up location

·         You can find the ED number in the ERIC record.  See sample in red box below.

                                                

       NOTE:  This only works for ED numbers; EJ numbers are journal articles and are not on microfiche.  Use the e-Journal finder to locate full text of journal articles.  Link to Online Journals

                                                

 

 

Tutorials for Searching Education Topics

Lengthy, seven part tutorial designed to teach research strategies to College of Education students.  Topics include understanding the difference between scholarly journals and popular magazines, selecting a database, database searching (identifying key word and using them successfully with Boolean "and" and "or," ) evaluating sources found and avoiding plagiarism.

Featured Databases

Looking for full text of an articles in these databases?  If an article does not have a direct HTML full-text or PDF link, look for the FIND IT @ Purdue Libraries icon:

SCROLL over database titles for a description.

CLICK on title to load the database

Search for Databases by Subject

Click  on the link below, then

  • Choose Social Sciences & Education as a CATEGORY,
  • Choose Education as a SUB CATEGORY,
  • Press the FIND DATABASES button,
  • From there you can select any database in the list and link to it.

Subject Guide

Judy Nixon