ERIC Number: ED253459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Finding What You Need in ERIC. ERIC Fact Sheet No. 3.
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Step-by-step instructions for locating material in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database are provided. Following an introduction, information is presented in three main sections--manual searching, computer searching, and using search results. Subdivisions under manual searching describe who can or should do a manual search of ERIC, how to locate ERIC microfiche collections, procedures for conducting a manual search--including how to use and understand notations in the ERIC Thesaurus and ERIC monthly indexes--and searching for a specific document in ERIC. The second section, "Computer Searches," contains subsections on when to do a computer search, types of information that will be retrieved from such a search, cost, tips for getting good results, and computer search turnaround time. The final section, "Using the Results of ERIC Searches," describes how copies of ERIC documents and journal articles can be obtained. A six-entry resource section cites additional ERIC publications on the ERIC system. (LP)
Descriptors: Computers, Databases, Educational Resources, Information Retrieval, Library Collections, Research Tools, Search Strategies
ERIC/ChESS, 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.