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  • Coverage Dates: 1994-present


ERIC (Educational  Resources  Information  Center) is the world's most widely used index to educational-related literature. Established in 1966, ERIC is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement. ERIC is the largest education database in the world—containing over one million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books.

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ProQuest offers a full-text counterpart to ERIC that adds further value to this already impressive database. ERIC PlusText incorporates full-text journals from ProQuest Education Journals™. It also incorporates the thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, providing more than 10,000 main heads and cross-references for consistent classification, with topic trees for focusing searches effectively. Researchers can use ERIC PlusText to find detailed information on a variety of educational topics:

  • Adult education
  • Disabilities
  • Gifted education
  • Educational management
  • Readingand communication
  • Home schooling

Simple subscription options provide a range of opportunities for customers:

  • ERIC—the abstracts and index database
  • ERIC PlusText—combines the abstracts and index with full text from ProQuest Education Journals
  • ProQuest Education Journals—the full text database

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