The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors (Thesaurus) is a controlled vocabulary, a carefully selected list of education-related words and phrases assigned to ERIC records to organize them by subject and make them easier to retrieve through a search.
Searching by Descriptors involves selecting relevant terms from this controlled vocabulary to locate information on your topic.
Getting Started - Search ERIC Using ERIC Descriptors
If you'd like to take a shortcut, you might try simply doing a keyword search, retrieving a record that looks relevant to your topic, and then examining the Descriptors. You can even click on one of the Descriptors to start a new search.
ERIC indexes grey literature and books from hundreds of organizations producing education-related material. Organizations providing non-journal content to ERIC include research foundations, federal and state agencies, policy organizations, university affiliates, and commercial publishers.
Browse the alphabetical list of content contributors to glimpse the depth and variety of sources helping build the ERIC Collection, and select the link to visit an organization's Web site.
PsycINFO offers an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines. Some full text content.
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