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1 PLUG-INs Information Literacy @ Fujariah Colleges ERICThe Educational ResourceInformation Center
2 What is ERIC ? The Educational Resource Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information.It is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.It has more than 1,200,000 records.It links to more than 100,000 full-text documents.
3 MISSIONThe ERIC mission is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information.
4 KINDS OF DOCUMENTS Journal articles (600+ journals indexed) Books Research SummariesConference PapersTechnical ReportsPolicy PapersOther Education-Related Materials
5 Record vs. Full-text Document A record is a citation, or information about the document. For example, the title, the author, the name of the journal, the page numbers; 1,200,000 records in ERICFull-text means the document itself; 100,000 full-text documents in ERIC.
6 Pull down the Resources menu and click Databases and e-Books Pull down the Resources menu and click Databases and e-Books
13 FIELDS KW Identifiers- Proper names or specific terms SU Descriptors- Subject Headings or Indexing Terms: results more specificTX All Text-Like KEYWORD, many results but not specificAB Abstract-Word appears in the abstract summary, more specific results than TXKW Identifiers-Proper names or specific terms
14 Little words :AND- fewer resultsOR- more resultsNOT- specific
15 You can add other EBSCO Databases to your search
16 PEER REVIEWED Ask your teacher LIMITERSFULL TEXTTry. If not enough results, untick. Your library may have the journal in print.PEER REVIEWED Ask your teacherJOURNAL TITLE
17 More LIMITERSDATEFor example, in last 5 years- in left box 2003 but nothing in box on rightAVAILABILITYOnline, Microfiche,Not availableERIC Number
18 More LIMITERS Only Documents Only Journal Articles or both =All EDUCATIONAL LEVELPUBLICATION TYPEComputer programsDissertations & ThesesClassroom guidesHistorical articlesLegalOpinionSpeechesTests, Etc
19 Even more LIMITERS Media Staff Parents Policymakers Researchers StudentsTeachersEtcLANGUAGE
20 SAMPLE SEARCH SU Descriptors- For more focused results than TX Pronunciation ANDEnglish Second LanguageFull Text