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ERIC Documents: Thesaurus

The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature.

Thesaurus

Another tool ERIC provides on its toolbar is the Thesaurus feature. ERIC has a standardized list, or “controlled vocabulary,” of education-related terms called Descriptors. Descriptors are used to organize ERIC records by subject. Using Descriptors in your search can help you locate materials of greater relevance to your topic.

 

 

 

Planning your search using the ERIC thesaurus:

  1. Describe your topic
  2. Divide the topic into major concepts
  3. Use the Thesaurus to find Descriptors for each concept
  4. Search using Descriptors

Executing your search using the ERIC EBSCOhost thesaurus:

  1. Type your search term in the Browsing Eric box
  2. Click Browse
  3. Select the term that best matches your criteria from the list below (if you do not find a term, try browsing another term)
  4. Select your connector (AND, OR, or NOT) and click ADD
  5. Your term will appear in the Main Search box.  Either continue adding terms (using steps 1-4) or select Search.

 

 

 

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