Eric indexing allows the user to view all values that occur in specified fields. Access the index browse feature by clicking the green "Indexes" button on the upper portion of the search screen. Use the drop-down menu to choose an index to browse.
Finding Full-text in ERIC
IF you have a citation without full-text, use the library's Journal Finder to search MC journal holdings.
If the citation is for a book, you will need to check the library catalog.
If you don’t find the full-text and you have the time, consider Interlibrary Loan. The ILL forms are available on the library web site.
Use Boolean operators (and, or, not) and the search history on the Advanced Search screen to combine search terms.
Use limits whenever possible to narrow the search.
Limits include: JOURNAL TITLE, FULL TEXT, PUBLICATION TYPE, SCHOLARLY JOURNALS, DATE PUBLISHED, etc.
Select to limit results to only ERIC Digests. The results will not include full text journal articles or most of the ERIC documents.
Enter a magazine (journal) title to limit search results to articles in that magazine.
Select a date or a date range to limit search results to specific dates.
Journal or Document
Select one to limit your search to either journal articles or ERIC documents.
Use field codes to customize your searches.
To search for an author enter au and the author's last name followed by the author's first initial or name. Use more than one variation of the author's name to conduct a complete search.
To search for a word in the title enter ti before the phrase to be searched.
To search an official ERIC descriptor, enter de before the term.
Using the Cited References to extend your research. Can you say "free research?"
Reference browsing allows you to extend a search beyond the initial results list to records that are cited by an article or records that cite an article.
These citations can be accessed through an article's...
Cited References (a list of records cited in your original article) or
Times Cited (a list of records that cite your original article) links.