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ERIC ( the Educational Resources Information Center) has provided, for over 35 years, the most extensive access to education related information in the world –currently more than 1.2 million records. Millions of people utilize ERIC’s diverse services and products every day. As Jim Kohlmoos, the president of the National Education Knowledge Industry Association emphasizes, “As the nation works to implement both the No Child Left Behind Act and the recently passed Education Sciences Reform Act, there has never been a greater need for ERIC and its resources.” (

Established in 1966, ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and managed by the Resource Sharing and Cooperation Division of the National Library of Education. It has primarily been structured upon a collection of subject focused Clearinghouses hosted at universities, research institutions and associations.


Education – Electronic information resources – Reviews; Electronic reference sources; ERIC (Information retrieval system); Information storage and retrieval systems — Education


Education | Library and Information Science

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McMillen, P. (2003), "ERIC: Overview", for the Ad Hoc Committee on Access to Government Sponsored Education Research, Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).