ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) provides access to education literature and resources. ERIC includes full text of digests, references for additional information, citations and abstracts from over 825 education journals (EJ), and over 107,000 full text ERIC documents (ED).

Access Online Databases.




1.  Go to Sullivan Family Library’s home page at

2.  Click on Search For, then Databases by Title.

3.  Select ERIC.

For off campus access, login with your Chaminade ID and password.



1.  At the Basic Search screen, enter your term(s) in the search box.

 2.  Refine Search:

A.  Search Options

  • Search mode
  • Apply related words – include synonyms and plurals.
B.  Limit your results (narrow your search):
  • Full Text – limits search results to full text articles.
  • Journal Name – limits search results to articles from a specific title.
  • Date Published From – limits search results to a date range.
  • ERIC Number
  • Journal or Document – select Documents or Journal Articles.
  • Intended Audience
  • Language

3.  Thesaurus

  • Use the Thesaurus (top left) to browse terms available in ERIC.
  • Explode to find Broader Terms, Narrower Terms and Related Terms


Eric Basic Search


Search Techniques


To search for



All words

electronic AND resources
to find electronic and resources in every record


Any of the words

college OR university
to find college or university (or both) in every record


One word but not another

computers NOT apple
to find computers but not apple

“ “

Exact phrase

“No Child Left Behind”
to find No Child Left Behind as an exact phrase


Variant endings of a word

to find educate, education, educator, …


Replace a single letter

to find woman, women


Words near each other in any order

montessori N5 peace
to find Montessori and peace within 5 words of each other in any order


Words within x words of each other in order entered

teaching W8 peace
to find teaching and peace within 8 words of each other in that order


Search Results

1.   Narrow results by:

  • Subject - click on one of the listed subjects to narrow your search.
  • Publication – type in the name of the journal/magazine

 2.  Sort by:

  • Relevance
  • Date
  • Author
  • Source

 3.  An article is available in full-text if   HTML Full Text HTML Full Text, Full Page Image PDF Full Text, or Linked Full Text is under the citation.

 ERIC documents (ED******) are available in full text if Full Text From ERIC is under the citation.


  • Print icon   Print
  • Email icon   Email
  • Save icon   Save
  • Citation icon   Citation - cite this article
  • Folder icon   Folder - save an article or citation to a folder


4.  If an article is not available in full text (citation or abstract only), check A-to-Z List.

  • From the library’s home page (, select Search For, then Journals by Title.
  • Search for the periodical title.
  • Articles not available at Sullivan Library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • ERIC documents (EDs) not available in full text may be requested through Interlibrary Loan or found on microfiche at UH Hamilton Library.



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Reference Desk   739-4660


Updated February 2009