Frequently Asked Questions
How do I download full text for the article that I want?
If you see "Download Full Text" in the grey box to right after you search, then ERIC has permission for you to download the article for free. To only see these articles, make sure the "Full text available on ERIC" box is checked when you search.
"PDF Release Pending" means that the document is temporarily unavailable due to concerns about personally identifiable information in some of our older documents. If you do not see either option, it means that ERIC does not have permission to release that document. You can get access through your local or university library.
The article I want says “PDF Release Pending”. What does that mean?
“PDF Release Pending” means that we are unable to release that document electronically at this time due to concerns about personally identifiable information in some of our older, non-peer reviewed documents. We are currently analyzing each document and are returning documents to ERIC on an ongoing basis over the next few months. In the meantime, the articles may be able to be retrieved through interlibrary loan and via microfiche.
If full text is not available through ERIC, how can I see the article?
To find free access to the full text of these articles, please contact your local or university library. They may be able to help you access through interlibrary loan or through one of their databases.
Where is the advanced search?
To find information about how to do an advanced search, click here: http://eric.ed.gov/?advanced
How do I submit my article to be indexed in ERIC?
ERIC is currently reviewing its selection policy and will be providing information about how to submit content for ERIC once that process is finished. Please look for information around March of next year.
If you are an IES grantee, please contact ERICRequests@ed.gov for more information.
How can I get my journal to be indexed in ERIC?
ERIC is currently reviewing its selection policy and the types of information to be indexed in ERIC in the future. We will review all available sources to determine which are a good fit for ERIC and a prudent use of limited government resources. If your source meets that criteria, we will have someone from the ERIC team contact you in the next few months. If you do not hear from us by March, please check back for information about how to suggest sources for ERIC.
What journals are indexed in ERIC?
ERIC is currently reviewing its selection policy and the types of information to be indexed in ERIC in the future. Once that process is finished, we will publish the list of journals and sources that are indexed in ERIC.
What is the selection policy and why is it being reviewed?
The current ERIC Selection Policy establishes the standards and criteria for selecting materials for the library. In order to ensure that the material indexed in ERIC remains rigorous and relevant, members of the Collection Advisory Group (CAG) are reviewing the policy. For more information, click here: http://eric.ed.gov/?selection
What is a dead term?
A dead term is a thesaurus descriptor that used to be included in ERIC, but is no longer a current term. If you are looking for historical material, you may find it helpful to check the box.