Databases are storage facilities for information gathered on a particular subject. They provide the reader with additional materials usually electronically stored. The source provided here is dedicated to storing educational materials. By using search engines, the reader can extract the desired information wanted and decide if it fits the reader's needs. To search databases, often the searcher needs to know key words that will help him or her locate the specific information needed. Try using the keywords provided or the additional subject headings located on the main page.

  • ERIC Database
  • The ERIC database is the world's largest source of education information. The database contains more than 1 million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles. The ERIC database provides a search engine to use for searching for education-related literature. It also offers an advanced search engine. Using key words, the search will return inquiries that will give the searcher citations and abstracts of materials found in the database.

    These data bases can be accessed through the Internet or by commercial suppliers. Once you have retrieved the abstracts and/or citations, if you cannot locate the full text document through library microfiche or print, they can be purchased through the ERIC Document Reproduction Service. You can read ERIC documents on microfiche for free at many libraries. Many of these libraries have microfiche printers so you can reprint pages from the documents. Additional information about retrieval is available on the ERIC website.

    This site is used by professionals and others who are looking for scholarly works on educational topics. The following are suggested keywords to use for searching: Dyslexia, learning disabilities, reading problems. See other topical suggestions on the main page.

    Created by Mary M. Silgals, MLIS

    August 13, 2004
    Edited November 29, 2005