Education: Tips for using ERIC

Use this guide to locate resources for programs and majors in Woodring College of Education.

"How-To" Video Clips (Note: These videos will open in a new window.)

EBSCO Database & ERIC Center

What's the difference?


Using ERIC

The Basics



Using ILLiad for articles that 

are NOT in ERIC or the Library



Deciphering a Reference List

Part I - Journal Articles



Deciphering a reference List

Part II - Books, Chapters, Reports





About ERIC

ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. The core areas within ERIC are:

  • Adult, Career, and Vocational Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Community Colleges
  • Counseling and Student Services
  • Disabilities and Gifted Education
  • Education Management
  • Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Higher Education
  • Information and Technology
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Reading, English, and Communication
  • Rural Education and Small Schools
  • Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
  • Social Studies/Social Science Education
  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Urban Education


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