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ERIC Number: ED401164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 16
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ERIC on CD-ROM as a Multicultural Research Tool for Off-Campus Students.
Holmes, Katherine E.
This paper examines ERIC from a multicultural perspective. The questions guiding the research include: (1) "How extensive is ERIC's coverage of multicultural issues? What are selection policies for 'Resources in Education' (RIE) and 'Current Index to Journals in Education' (CIJE), the two main components of the database?"; (2) "Are journals and documents in ERIC adequate to support the widening pool of multicultural teaching in our schools?"; (3) "What search skills do students need to retrieve multicultural materials through ERIC?"; and (4) "What additional questions should we be asking about access to multicultural information?" This bibliographic study was limited to women's studies, African-American studies, American Indian studies, and multicultural education. The paper reports a generally favorable representation of these groups in the database but expresses some concerns about the broader social issues suggested by the depth of coverage, or lack of, for certain groups. The document suggests additional databases and indexes in the chosen topic areas that could supplement the perceived shortcomings in the ERIC coverage for research. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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