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Searching ERIC
Video that provides tips on how to get the most out of your ERIC search.
Finding the Right Descriptors for Your Search
Video that helps ERIC searchers find descriptors that match their topic.

These are specialized resources for students, researchers, and all ERIC searchers. They include basic search tips, targeted guidance on searching ERIC to obtain research materials for a paper or systematic evidence review, and information on how to search using ERIC's newer fields that connect users with additional resources on the IES website.

Why Use Descriptors in Your ERIC Search
All ERIC records are tagged with descriptors, which are used to indicate the subjects addressed in the article, report, or book indexed in ERIC. In this video, we will show you three ways descriptors can enhance searching in ERIC.
What are ERIC Identifiers?
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Infographic that describes and demonstrates the use of identifiers to enhance searches in ERIC.
How to Use ERIC Identifiers
Video that describes and demonstrates the use of identifiers to enhance searches in ERIC. Identifiers are standardized proper nouns and a controlled vocabulary for ERIC.
How ERIC Can Help You Write a Research Paper
Video providing step-by-step instruction on how to narrow your topic, use search filters, and take advantage of the ERIC Thesaurus to target specific resources.
Using ERIC for Systematic Evidence Reviews
Webinar demonstrating how to conduct a systematic evidence review using the search tools available on the ERIC website at
How ERIC Author Links Help Users
Video describing how the author links found in some ERIC records can help users looking for specific author information.
How Do You Use the What Works Clearinghouse Links in ERIC Records?
Video demonstrating linking from an ERIC record to the features available on WWC study pages.
Using ERIC Links to IES Publication and Funding Information
Video addressing the links in some ERIC records to IES publication details and funding information.
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.