How does the ERIC search work?
ERIC will look for your search terms across a set of key ERIC fields: title
. You can also enter an ERIC accession number (ERIC ID) to search for the ERIC document itself, as well as documents that mention or cite the document by ID. An ISBN, ISSN or IES Grant/Contract Number may also be entered directly into the search box.
Ranking of results is determined by many factors including the publication date (more recent publications are favored).
This video helps users understand how to find information in an intuitive way and, in most cases, without the need for advanced search logic. The video demonstrates how simple search strategies can be an effective way to search the ERIC database.
How do I create more specific searches?
ERIC field names
IES ERIC options
- Use quotes to group words into specific phrases:
- Use the field:term syntax to limit one or more search terms to a specific ERIC field:
- Add the field:term syntax to limit searches to IES Funded and/or What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Reviewed documents:
- funded:y will show IES Funded documents.
- For WWC Reviewed documents:
- wwcr:y Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
- wwcr:r Meets Evidence Standards with Reservations
- wwcr:n Does Not Meet Evidence Standards
What other advanced options are available?