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ERIC's Extreme Makeover
By Carol Tenopir -- 9/1/2004
InfoTech > Online Databases
Library Journal

ERIC, one of the first online bibliographic databases, was started in
1966 when subject-themed clearinghouses were established to gather, index,
and input bibliographic information and make available journal articles
and gray literature.


New ERIC began with the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (PL


More full text

One incentive to reinvent ERIC was to allow more online full-text access.
ERIC will actively pursue full-text rights to as many resources as
possible and provide a customization tool so libraries can identify their
holdings. The familiar microfiche and E*Subscribe services from the ERIC
Document Reproduction Service will be eliminated in October. Initially
over 100,000 ERIC documents from 1993 forward will be online free to
users. Materials not freely provided will be linked to commercial sources.


Topics Discussed in This Article:

Beginnings of the new ERIC
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A new search system
Transition time

The complete article may be read at the URL above.


Important Education Links Related to the ERIC database, past and present.

ERIC - Education Resource Information Center

The Educators Reference Desk>

The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)

If you have problems searching the ERIC database on that website, call

1-800-LET-ERIC (1-800-538-3742)

The Educator's Reference Desk: ERIC Database

ERICAE.NET is now closed
Some resources from have been moved

Practical Assessment Research
and Evaluation (PARE)


Test Locator use




CAT tutorial

IRT page

BETSY (automated essay scoring)

Measurement Decision Theory

All other resources, including the Full-text library, FAQs, Pathfinder,
and daily news have been eliminated. It has been our pleasure to serve
American education for 37 years.

Despite the immense popularity and widespread use of Clearinghouse
services and web sites, the U.S. Department of Education decided to close
all ERIC Clearinghouses as of Dec 19, 2003. The U.S. Dept of Ed issued
this notice on Nov 25, 2003. For more information see


ERIC Digests

Where Did the ERIC Reading, English and Communication Go?

Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication

CEC Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education

ERIC/EECE: Closed after 36 years of service to the education ...

After 36 years of service to the education community,
ERIC/EECE is now closed.

However, many of ERIC/EECE's online publications and resources are
available on the Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) Web
site. Please visit


for access to:

Frequently Requested Information (FRI)
The Reggio Emilia Approach
The Project Approach


This site provides one way to access the ERIC Digests (education articles)
produced by the former ERIC Clearinghouse system. Use the search box
below to search the ERIC Digests available at this site. (En Espanol.)


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