ERIC Number: ED363053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
ERIC Basics: Search Planning Worksheet and List of ERIC Clearinghouses. ERIC Worksheet E523.1.
This worksheet is a supplement to "ERIC Basics: How To Use ERIC To Search Your Special Education Topic." It provides an example of how a special education question can be converted to a strategy for searching the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database. The worksheet suggests that the ERIC user write the topic in his or her own words, divide the topic into two or three basic concepts, use the "Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors" to locate the subject terms that best represent the concepts, and combine the descriptors using ANDs and ORs. A list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the 16 ERIC clearinghouses is included, with a note that each clearinghouse has responsibility for providing information services within its subject area and can assist in development of search strategies. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education is listed as the clearinghouse with primary responsibility for special education information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Databases, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Online Searching, Preschool Education, Search Strategies
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($1 each, minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Note: Supplemental worksheet to EC 302 508.