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  • Creating Citations Using Elements in the ERIC Record: This video walks through the creation of citations for three common types of materials in ERIC: journal articles, reports, and conference papers. The most frequently required style guides in education research, including Chicago, APA, and MLA, are used as references for creating the sample citations. The video demonstrates how to identify the elements required by the style guides in the ERIC record.
  • Finding Full-Text Materials in ERIC: ERIC has more than 385,000 full-text materials available for download free of charge. This video provides guidance on how to find full text in ERIC and the types of full-text materials that are available.
  • Finding the Right Descriptors for Your Search: This video helps ERIC searchers find descriptors that match their research topic. There are two main methods for finding descriptors: 1) by searching or browsing the ERIC Thesaurus, and 2) by reviewing the descriptors that appear in ERIC search limiters and on relevant records in ERIC search results.
  • Using ERIC Links to IES Publication and Funding Information: This video addresses the links in some ERIC records to IES publication details and funding information. The video covers where to find the links in ERIC records and the kinds of information that is available.
  • How ERIC Author Links Help Users: This video describes how the author links found in some ERIC records can help users looking for specific author information.
  • How to Use ERIC Identifiers: This video describes and demonstrates the use of identifiers to enhance searches in ERIC. Identifiers are standardized proper nouns and a controlled vocabulary for ERIC.
  • How Do You Use the What Works Clearinghouse Links in ERIC Records? ERIC connects users to a wealth of information beyond what‘s found in an individual ERIC record. Now, some ERIC records have links to What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) study pages. This connection can help researchers and other users drill down into valuable information about a particular study, as well as other research on the same topic. This video demonstrates linking from an ERIC record to the features available on WWC study pages.
  • Tips and Best Practices for Writing ERIC Abstracts: Writing an abstract to summarize your work? This video describes what an abstract is, defines the key elements, and provides tips and best practices to help you write a good abstract.
  • How Does ERIC Assign the Peer-Review Flag? This video describes how ERIC determines if materials have been peer reviewed, and how the peer-review flag gets assigned to ERIC records.
  • About ERIC: This video covers basic information, including what‘s in the online library, who ERIC‘s main user groups are, and how to access and use the free website at

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  • How ERIC Can Help You Write a Research Paper: The video provides step-by-step instruction on how to narrow your topic, use search filters, and take advantage of the ERIC Thesaurus to target specific resources.

  • How ERIC Selects New Sources: This video describes the formal process for selecting new sources that enhance the usefulness of the collection

  • Tips for Using the ERIC Online Submission System: Learn best practices when submitting research to ERIC

  • IES Public Access Policy: How Grantees and Contractors Meet Requirements by Submitting Work to ERIC: This video covers the fundamentals of grantee and contractor submission to ERIC: who is affected, what you must submit, where and when to submit, and why it is important to upload your work to ERIC

Webinars and presentations

  • ERIC Year in Review 2017: Highlights of ERIC's new features and statistics on content, sources, and ERIC usage for the year.
  • How ERIC Develops Thesaurus Terms: ERIC develops terms for the Thesaurus to keep it current, relevant, and useful. Thesaurus descriptors are used to index ERIC content, and searching with Thesaurus descriptors increases the relevance of your results.
  • ERIC Selection Policy: This infographic walks users through what types of materials are eligible to be included in ERIC.
  • Who uses ERIC?: This infographic highlights the main users for ERIC.
  • What are ERIC Identifiers This infographic describes and demonstrates the use of identifiers to enhance searches in ERIC.
  • ERIC Year in Review 2016: Provides highlights of new features and statistics on new content, sources, and ERIC usage in 2016.
  • Who Contributes Content to ERIC?: Provides metrics related to ERIC‘s content providers including journal publishers, grey literature and book sources, and individual contributors.
  • ERIC in 2015: A year in review infographic providing statistics on ERIC usage, the collection, sources, and new products and services in 2015.
  • How Research Becomes an ERIC Record: Depicts how research materials progress from source selection through record processing and addition to the ERIC collection.