Education Source is a subscription database which indexes more journals than ERIC or Education Full Text databases. It is an enlargement of Education Full Text, so searching both databases normally would not increase the number of articles found.
If the ERIC document you need is not available, try Google Scholar (see link below)
When you find the record, Click on All # versions:
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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.
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
Click on the link below, then
How does ERIC select publications for the online library?
Twice a year, in the spring and fall, ERIC reviews journals and producers of conference papers, reports, and books as potential candidates for inclusion in ERIC, using a revised selection policy as a guide when evaluating recommended content. The revised policy was released in January 2016 to clarify the types of materials ERIC is seeking for the collection. ERIC considers resources that are education research focused and include citations, orginal analyses of data, and well-formed arguments. ERIC also considers collection priorities, such as peer- reviewed and full-text materials.
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:
· 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