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  • 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

  • Searching Looking to get the most out of your ERIC search? At, powerful search technology makes finding education research easy and efficient.

  • 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

  • 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.