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The ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology
web site is no longer in operation.


The United States Department of Education continues to offer the


ERIC Database




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the core function of providing a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials.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.


Please use:

www.eric.ed.gov to


§         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.

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ERIC/IT Publication Chosen as a Scout Report Selection
ERIC Web Links 2001/2002: Internet Resources for Children was chosen as a Scout Report Selection in the January 25, 2002 issue. The Scout Report, a weekly current awareness publication that highlights new and newly discovered Internet Resources, is sponsored by NSF and Mellon. The Scout Report takes care to cover only the most useful resources, considering the depth of content, the authority of the source, and how well the information is maintained and presented.

In addition, hundreds of schools and public libraries are linked to it from their own Web sites, and tens of thousands of teachers, parents, and students from around the country are using it.

ERIC Web Links 2002/2003: Internet Resources for Children and Teens

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Building upon last year’s publication, ERIC Web Links 2002/2003 describes and links to over 50 additional Web sites for children and teens in grades 3-12 that are both fun and educational. Published in time for the start of the new, 2002/2003 school year, this is a great resource for teachers, librarians, parents, and kids for exploring the core curriculum of math, science, language arts, and history/social studies, as well as art, health, media/information literacy, and music. It is available in both an html version with direct links, which is great for bookmarking, and a 3-page pdf version for ease in printing and photocopying.

These ERIC publications are in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and disseminated.

ERIC/IT’s Newsletter Now Available from Your PDA!
By Jane Janis, Systems Coordinator, ERIC/IT

You’re away from the office, you’re not at home and you have a few extra minutes. This is just the right time to catch up on the latest news from the ERIC/IT Clearinghouse. In our continuing effort to disseminate educational information, we have created another format for the ERICIT newsletter. You can now download the newsletter to your Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Any PDA (Windows CE, Pocket PC, or Palm device) that can access Avantgo.com via the Internet can create a custom channel to download the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology’s newsletter.

To become an Avantgo member at no charge, go to Avantgo.com and click the New Member Sign up button on the middle right side of the page. It will then take you to page where the Avantgo software can be downloaded to your PDA. Make sure you have met the minimum requirements for installation.

Once you are an Avantgo member, go to avantgo.com in your web browser and sign into your account.

Under My Account on the top right side of you screen – select Create Channel (a blue oval).

For channel URL put
Give it a title, e.g., ERIC IT newsletter.

Use the following values

Channel max size -
Follow Offsite Links -
Channel Link Depth -
Include Images -
100k is fine


Resynchronize your PDA. Then check out your new ERIC IT newsletter channel in Internet Explorer on your PDA!

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