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1 Products and Services Advanced Search Tip! You can use both AND and OR commands in your search. Search topic: –Benefits of vocational education Search strategy: vocational education program effectiveness OR technical education AND educational benefits OR trade and industrial education

2 Products and Services More Advanced Search Tips Limiting by date—for example, material produced in the last 5 years. Limiting by publication type—for example, program descriptions, research, or teaching guides. There are several other ways to refine your search, including the following:

3 A word about search engines... You can search the ERIC database on CD-ROM, through online vendors, and on several free Web sites. Search engines associated with each of these methods can vary. When you select a search site or CD-ROM, take a moment to review the tips on how to use the search engine. Products and Services

4 Sample ERIC Search Search topic: women and literacy women or females literacy ERIC is the world’s largest source of education information, with nearly 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. Our version of the Database, updated monthly provides access to ERIC Document citations from 1966 through August 1999 and ERIC journal citations from 1966 through August Begin by entering your search terms and using the pull-down menus below. Welcome to Ask ERIC’s free, web-based version of the ERIC Database!

5 Products and Services How To Get Copies of ERIC Database Materials ERIC Documents (EDs) Copies of most ERIC Documents are available on microfiche at university and public libraries. For a fee, you can also order paper, microfiche, or electronic copies from: ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) 1–800–443–ERIC Find out whether your favorite library offers E*Subscribe, which provides patrons with electronic copies of ERIC documents.

6 Products and Services ERIC Journal Articles (EJs) Copies of journal articles abstracted in ERIC can be found in library periodical collections or purchased from the following article reprint services: –The UnCover Company 1–800–787–7979 –Institute for Scientific Information 1–800–336–4474 You can also write to the journal publishers for copies. Addresses of publishers are available on the Oryx Press Web site at:

7 Products and Services How To Contribute Your Work to ERIC ERIC collects a variety of materials on a wide range of topics. Examples of materials in the database include: bookslesson plans research reportsbibliographies manuals/handbooks tests speeches/conference papers program descriptions To have your material considered for inclusion in the ERIC database, send one legible copy along with a Reproduction Release Form (http://ericfac.piccard.csc.com/reprod.html) to: –an ERIC Clearinghouse that covers your topic, or –the ERIC Processing and Reference Facility For more information on submitting your work, call the Facility at: 1–800–799–ERIC


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