ERIC Number: ED166263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Information for Education Writers from ERIC.
Harrison, Charles H.
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system provides information to education writers for newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. ERIC can be used to find the names of reliable sources in a given field, as well as background information for an in-depth article or broadcast. The ERIC collection of documents on microfiche is housed at 650 public institutions, some of which also provide computer searches of the data base for a fee of approximately 15 to 25 dollars. The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors suggests the appropriate subject terms for an ERIC search. The computer search results in a printout of abstracts and bibliographic citations; these are scanned in order to decide which microfiche, photocopies, or journals to request. Two printed indexes also provide bibliographic citations and abstracts, and are indexed by ERIC descriptors: (1) Resources in Education (RIE)--listing research reports, project summaries, and conference papers that are available as part of the ERIC microfiche collection; and (2) Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)--which indexes articles from education journals. ERIC does not provide microfiche or photocopies of articles cited in CIJE. A directory of the 16 ERIC clearinghouses, each specializing in a different subject area, is appended. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.