*** NOTICE ***
The ERIC Clearinghouse on
Information & Technology
web site is no longer in operation.
The United States Department of Education continues to offer the
All ERIC Clearinghouses plus AskERIC will be closed permanently as of December 31, 2003.
In January 2004, the Department of Education will implement a reengineering plan for ERIC. The new ERIC mission continues the core function of providing a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials. It enhances the database by adding free full text and electronic links to commercial sources and by making it easy to use and up to date.
From January 2004 until the new ERIC model for acquiring education literature is developed later in 2004, no new materials will be received and accepted for the database. However, the ERIC database will continue to grow, as thousands of documents selected by the ERIC clearinghouses throughout 2003 will be added. When the new model is ready later in 2004, the new ERIC contractor will communicate with publishers, education organizations, and other database contributors to add publications and materials released from January 2004 forward.
? Search the ERIC database.
? Search the ERIC Calendar of Education-Related Conferences.
? Link to the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) to purchase ERIC full-text documents.
? Link to the ERIC Processing and Reference Facility to purchase ERIC tapes and tools.
? Stay up-to-date about the ERIC transition to a new contractor and model.
AskERIC (www.askeric.org) is a personalized Internet-based service providing education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and anyone interested in education throughout the United States and the world. AskERIC includes a question and answer service, question archive, educational resource collection, lesson plan collection, discussion group (mailing list) archive and one of the major search gateways to the ERIC database. AskERIC is a special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology but encompasses the resources of the entire ERIC system and beyond, and uses the subject expertise of the 16 ERIC Clearinghouses to respond to user information needs.
Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) is a project dedicated to the advancement of digital reference and the successful creation and operation of human-mediated, Internet-based information services. VRD is sponsored by the United States Department of Education. VRD is housed at the Information Institute of Syracuse, which also hosts the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology.
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. GEM is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is housed at the Information Institute of Syracuse, which also hosts the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology.