ERIC Number: ED351835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
How To Find Answers to Your Special Education Questions.
Smarte, Lynn; McLane, Kathleen
This booklet is designed to explain how the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) and ECER (Exceptional Child Education Resources) databases can be used to find information about the education of children and youth who have disabilities or who are gifted. Chapters cover the following topics: what ERIC is, where ERIC can be found, how to use ERIC via manual and computer searching, how to search special education topics in ERIC, where to get copies of materials identified in an ERIC search, how to search the ECER database, functions of the ERIC clearinghouses, and how to contribute to the ERIC database. Appendixes provide an ERIC search worksheet, ERIC descriptors for disabilities and giftedness, ERIC publication types, a list of organizations in the disabilities and gifted field, a list of special education related databases, order forms, a list of ERIC clearinghouses, a list of special education journals, a list of online vendors, a list of 13 print resources, sample resumes of typical ERIC documents, and guidelines for accessing ERIC through computer networks. (JDD)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Preschool Education, Search Strategies, Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Stock No. R637, $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; 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 Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.