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All About ERIC

Educational Resources Information Center

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system designed to provide ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. At the heart of ERIC is the largest education database in the world-containing more than 1 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books. Included in this site is the ERIC Thesaurus, online searchable database of the descriptors used in ERIC journal articles and documents.Choose the tab that says "Thesaurus" if you would like to search these descriptors.

Other Federal Sources

U.S.Department of Education

This site is a good place to start for any kind of government information on education (statistics, grants, publications, etc.)

Institute of Education Sciences

IES is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to expand knowledge and provide information on the condition of education, practices that improve academic achievement, and the effectiveness of Federal and other education programs.

What Works Clearinghouse

According to the site, the purpose of the What Works Clearinghouse is to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

Continuing Education and Professional Development

T.H.E. Institute

Offers educators a range of professional development services.

ELearners.com

Search over 27,000 online and distance learning courses, degrees, training programs and colleges.

International Education

Eurydice

EURYDICE, the education information network in Europe, produces reliable, readily comparable information on national education systems and policies. EURYDICE also acts as an observatory, highlighting both the diversity of systems and their common features.

"Grey" literature

Education-Line: Electronic Texts in Education and Training

This is an electronic archive of "grey" (report, conference, working paper) and pre-print literature in the field of education and training as provided by the British Education Index. It is searchable by keyword, and provides full-text access to over 1000 papers presented at British research conferences and elsewhere. For grey literature, tick Education-Line in the lower left column.