ERIC Number: ED168762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
How to Search ERIC for American Indian Materials.
Sandoval, Ramona Tecumseh, Comp.
A wide variety of educational materials regarding American Indians has been collected by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system; this guide was prepared to help anyone who is seeking that information to find it. It lists the addresses and telephone numbers of the 16 ERIC clearinghouses and the educational areas for which each is responsible. It describes ERIC's functions, what kinds of documents it uses, where the documents come from and who uses the system. Procedure is given for conducting both computer and manual searches of the data base with detailed descriptions devoted to the use of descriptor and identifier retrieval terms under which all documents are indexed. A listing of the commonly used American Indian descriptors and identifiers is given. Use of the ERIC reference books, including the "Thesaurus", the monthly "Resources in Education" abstract journal, and the monthly "Current Index to Journals in Education" is also explored. Because documents may be viewed at any of the ERIC microfiche collectins, a directory of microfiche collections in all states with a significant Indian population is appended. Also included is information on how to order documents from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service. Names of American Indian organizations and publications as well as federally recognized Indian groups are also included in the appendix along with a glossary of ERIC terminology. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indians, Computers, Data Collection, Databases, Information Centers, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Services, Information Sources, Online Systems, Resource Materials, Search Strategies, Subject Index Terms, Tribes, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.