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This is a guide for doing research in education.

Some ERIC Documents (ED numbers) not available in full text

The article I want says "PDF Restoration Pending". What does that mean?

This document was originally scanned from microfiche. Much of the text was lost in the digitization process and the resulting copy is barely legible.  In the meantime, the document can still be found on microfiche and obtained through interlibrary loan.  

How To Submit to ERIC

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.

Search for the title and when you find the record, Click on All # versions link.

Look for another source that is not the link.

Video on How ERIC selects journals to index

ERIC from EBSCO tutorial

Short, four minute demonstration of an ERIC database search. 

Tutorial Using ERIC