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Friday, 4th October 2013

EBSCO Offers Complimentary Version of ERIC

By Africa S. Hands

From the press release:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is typically available through the government website (http://eric.ed.gov/) as well as via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost® research platform. Because of the shutdown the government website is unavailable so EBSCO has decided to temporarily open its version of ERIC and make it available at:http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC.

According to its website, “ERIC is the world's largest and most frequently used education digital library.” ERIC provides more than 1.4 million bibliographic records and dates back to 1966.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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