Obtaining ERIC Documents and Journal Articles
The ERIC Database contains a wealth of citations to educational journal articles and documents. While citations and abstracts of these resources are searchable online, the entire database is not available in full-text online. Information on obtaining the full-text of documents and journal articles is available below and by clicking on the OBTAIN button in the ERIC citation.
References found in the ERIC Database that have an ED number are ERIC documents--typically research reports, conference papers, issue papers, monographs, and ERIC Digests.
ERIC Digests are the only ERIC documents that are available full-text from our database. To obtain the full-text click on the OBTAIN button in the ERIC citation. TIP: You can limit your search to ERIC Digests by checking the "Full-text ERIC Digests" box on either search screen.
Approximately 92 percent of ERIC documents (designated level 1 and level 2 in the ERIC database) are available in full-text and can be obtained from ERIC's document supplier, the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS). Most documents may be ordered online through EDRS's web site, and some (1993 level 1 documents and above) are available for online delivery in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf). EDRS also supplies paper and microfiche versions at a modest per document charge. To order ERIC documents from EDRS, or for more information, contact:
ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS)
7420 Fullerton Road, Suite 110
Springfield, VA 22153-2852
Toll-free: (800) 443-ERIC (3742)
Telephone: (703) 440-1400
FAX: (703) 440-1408
EDRS accepts credit cards (Visa or Mastercard), purchase orders, checks and money orders drawn on a U.S. bank. Fax and rush delivery service are available. Cost as of January 1, 2000: Paper--$4.46 for each 25-page increment; Microfiche--$1.51 for 1-480 pages (up to 5 fiche), and $.25 for each additional microfiche per title. Electronic copies--$3.50 base price plus $0.15 per page.
Another option for obtaining full text is to visit any of the over 1,000 libraries and education agencies worldwide that maintain an ERIC microfiche collection. There, Documents may be viewed and/or copied on microfiche readers. To find out if there is a location near you, go to the Directory of ERIC Resource Collections (http://www.ed.gov/BASISDB/EROD/eric/SF). Many libraries now offer E*Subscribe, which grants their patrons free electronic access to some ERIC documents. Ask your local librarian if they offer this valuable service.
NOTE: A small number of ERIC references with an ED number, such as commercially produced books, are not available in full-text from ERIC. These resources, designated as level 3 documents in the ERIC Database, may be purchased from the publisher, a book retailer, or obtained through interlibrary loan.
ERIC references with an EJ number are journal articles. Again, the least expensive way to obtain full text is to consult a library, either to track down the appropriate issue of the originating journal or to try to obtain the article through interlibrary loan. Otherwise, the following article reproduction service will provide you with a copy for a fee. Please be aware that no article reproduction service carries 100% of ERIC-indexed journal titles. Ingenta offers a number of journals.
Phone: (617) 395-4046
Price varies by publisher.