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Looking for ERIC on the Educator's Reference Desk?

In 1993, the Information Institute of Syracuse, operators of the widely acclaimed AskERIC service, was first in the world to place a search interface to ERIC on the Internet. Searching ERIC on the AskERIC website quickly became one of the most popular ways for educators and researchers to search for educational information. When the United States Department of Education closed all ERIC Clearinghouses and AskERIC on December 31, 2003 and started to reorganize ERIC, the Information Institute of Syracuse moved its familiar ERIC search engine to the Educator's Reference Desk as a service to our loyal friends.

Our search engine pointed users to the Educational Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) and to e-subscribe for microfiche, paper or electronic copies of the documents abstracted in ERIC. On September 30, 2004, EDRS was closed by the United States Department of Education. This rendered our search interface a less complete option for searching and obtaining ERIC material.

The United States Department of Education operates an ERIC database containing more than one million records going back to 1966. More than 100,000 non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), are available in full-text at no cost.

Educator's Reference Desk users may wish to search ERIC* at the U.S. Department of Education's ERIC website:

*The Educators Reference Desk is not affiliated with or funded by the ERIC program or the United States Department of Education. All questions concerning ERIC should be addressed directly to the ERIC program at 1-800-LET-ERIC