ERIC Number: ED340541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Guide to the ERIC Database. Where To Turn with Your Questions about Schooling. Revised Edition.
Howley, Craig B.; And Others
This guide explains what the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database is and how it can be used by parents to learn more about schooling and parenting. The guide also presents sample records of 55 documents in the ERIC database. The cited resources are particularly relevant to parents' concerns about meeting children's basic needs, communicating with school staff, helping students learn, and serving as an advisor or advocate. In addition, the guide provides a separate category of ERIC resources for Spanish-speaking parents. For parents with the necessary energy and academic skills, searching the ERIC database will provide information on selected topics. One chapter describes in detail a manual ERIC search. The guide also discusses the theory and methods of computer searching with CD-ROM (compact disc, read-only memory) and lists prerequisite computer skills. Separate sections of the guide discuss ERIC digests, ERIC resumes, the ERIC system, ordering ERIC documents, the range of information about parents in the ERIC database, and the tools for manual or computer searching (such as the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, ERIC indexes and compact disks). ERIC clearinghouses and institutions with extensive ERIC collections that are available to the public are listed. A glossary is provided to clarify and define terms used in the guide related to the ERIC database. (LP)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Centers, Information Retrieval, Information Sources, Parent Materials, Reference Materials, Research Methodology, Research Skills, Research Tools
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Appalachia Educational Laboratory, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($6.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.