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About ERIC
Video answering basic questions, such as What is ERIC? What's in the collection? How do I access and use the free website at eric.ed.gov?
ERIC Product Guide
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This guide lists all of ERIC’s videos, infographics, and webinars on a single page, with a link to each resource.
Searching ERIC
Video that provides tips on how to get the most out of your ERIC search.
These resources are for new and novice users, as well as frequent ERIC visitors. The videos, infographics, and webinars provide basic information about the collection, ERIC users, and how new records are added. The ERIC Year in Review infographic and update webinars are intended to keep users informed about new ERIC features, content, and collection usage.
Who uses ERIC?
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Infographic highlighting ERIC's main user groups.
Who Contributes Content to ERIC?
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Infographic providing metrics related to ERIC‘s content providers including journal publishers, grey literature and book sources, and individual contributors.
How Records Get into ERIC: A Look Behind the Scenes
Webinar showing a look behind the scenes in ERIC to find out how materials are selected, acquired, and processed to ensure a fresh and vibrant collection.
How Research Becomes an ERIC Record
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Infographic that depicts how research materials progress from source selection through record processing and addition to the ERIC collection.
ERIC Resources for College and University-Based Users
This video helps college and university-based users including students, faculty, and librarians learn about ERIC’s multimedia resources available to support their work and studies.
Finding Full-Text Materials in ERIC
Video providing guidance on how to find full text in ERIC and the types of full-text materials that are available.
Copyright in ERIC
This video provides information on ERIC's copyright policy, when and how to seek permission from copyright holders, and what materials in ERIC may be freely used because they are in the public domain.
Creating Citations Using Elements in the ERIC Record
Video that can help you format citations using elements found in the ERIC record.
Tips and Best Practices for Writing ERIC Abstracts
Video that describes what an abstract is, defines the key elements, and provides tips and best practices to help you write a good abstract.
Guide to the ERIC Record
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This guide depicts the record structure and provides descriptions of the fields. The descriptions provide insight to the purpose and content of each field.
Tour of an ERIC Record
This webinar provides an overview of the fields in the ERIC record, takes a deeper look at fields that are not self-explanatory, and answers the most frequently asked questions about the ERIC fields.
ERIC Year in Review 2017
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Infographic providing highlights of new features and statistics on new content, sources, and ERIC usage in 2017.
ERIC Update 2017
Webinar describing how recent enhancements in ERIC, plus our ongoing work and future plans, benefit ERIC stakeholders.