Answered By: Library Staff
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 324

When you perform a search in the ERIC database (available from the Education section of our Databases page), you will often find items identified with a number beginning with an "ED". These are Eric Documents. Do not confuse these with the ones identified with a number beginning with "EJ", which are journal articles. Eric documents are not peer reviewed and are not journal articles.

screenshot from Ebsco ERIC

To get a copy of an "ED" item, click on the link that says "Full Text from ERIC":

full text from ERIC link
When this is working, you will then have the item in PDF  format:

screenshot of an ERIC document in pdf

If no "Full Text from ERIC" link appears in the original record at all, these items might be available by request via Document Delivery (request these as if they were books).

Right now, when you click on the "Full Text from ERIC" link, you will probably get this message:

ERIC document message

If you get the above message, you can request a pdf from the ERIC people.  You can also try to request the item via Document Delivery (request these as if they were books).  We no longer have copies of the ERIC documents in microfiche.

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