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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

Learn more about the history of ERIC here. PDF icon

How does the ERIC search work?
ERIC will look for your search terms across a set of key ERIC fields: title, author, source, abstract and descriptor. You can also enter an ERIC accession number (ERIC ID) to search for the ERIC document itself, as well as documents that mention or cite the document by ID. An ISBN, ISSN or IES Grant/Contract Number may also be entered directly into the search box.


Ranking of results is determined by many factors including the publication date (more recent publications are favored).

How do I create more specific searches?

ERIC field names
  • abstract
  • audience
  • author
  • descriptor
  • educationlevel
  • pubyear
  • source
  • title
IES ERIC options
  • funded:Y
  • wwcr:N
  • wwcr:R
  • wwcr:Y

What other advanced options are available?