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How To Obtain Copies of ERIC Documents and Journal Articles

Most ERIC documents (EDs) are available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS). EDRS can be contacted at:

ERIC Document Reproduction Service
CBIS Federal, Inc.
7420 Fullerton Road, Suite I 10
Springfield, Virginia, 22153-2852.
Telephone: 1-800-443-ERIC or 1-703-440-1400
Fax orders: 1-703-440-1408

Documents can also be ordered on the Internet through an ordering service at:

Editor's note: ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) is closed. ERIC DOCUMENTS (Citations identified by an ED number) may be available full text from ERIC. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, should be available for free at the ERIC website.

Most documents in the preceding bibliography are available in microfiche (MF) and paper copy (PC). Publications that are not available from EDRS are listed with an alternate source and ordering information; citations to many publications that are available from ERIC also include an alternate source of availability.

ERIC journal articles (EJs) are available in the original journal, in libraries, through interlibrary loan, or from the following organizations:

UMI Article Clearinghouse
300 N. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Telephone: 1-800-521-0600, ext. 2533 or 2534
Fax: 1-313-665-7075

Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
Genuine Article Service
3501 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 1-800-523-1850

For a free list of ERIC microfiche collections in the United States and other countries, call ACCESS ERIC at 1-800-LET-ERIC.

The ERIC System

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national education information network designed to provide education information users with ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. Established in 1966, ERIC is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI)

The ERIC database is created by the 16 clearinghouses in the ERIC system. This database is the world's largest source of education information, containing more than 800,000 summaries of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. ERIC offers a document delivery service for the documents it collects and summarizes, many of which are unpublished.

The ERIC database can be used by consulting the print indexes Resources in Education (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) at more than 2,800 libraries and other locations worldwide; by using online search services (usually for a fee); by accessing ERIC at several sites on the Internet; by searching ERIC on CD-ROM at many libraries and information centers, or on the local computer systems of a growing number of universities and colleges. The database is updated monthly online and quarterly on CD-ROM. For more information on how to access the ERIC database, call ACCESS ERIC at its toll-free number, 1-800-LET-ERIC. ACCESS ERIC informs callers of the services and products offered by ERIC components and other education information service providers.

The ERIC system, through its sixteen subject-specific clearinghouses and four support components, provides a variety of services and products that can help individuals interested in education stay up to date on a broad range of education-related issues. Products include research summaries, publications on topics of high interest, newsletters, and bibliographies. ERIC system services include computer search services, reference and referral services, and document reproduction. Additional information on the ERIC system, including a list of ERIC clearinghouses and the subject areas they cover, is also available from ACCESS ERIC.

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (ERIC/EECE)

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (ERIC/EECE) has been located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1967. The clearinghouse identifies, selects, and processes the report literature, books, and journal articles on topics related to the development, care, and education of children through early adolescence (except for specific subject areas covered by other ERIC clearinghouses) for the ERIC database.

The clearinghouse also provides other products and services, many of them at no cost. Free products include a biannual newsletter; ERIC Digests; resource lists on topics of high interest to parents, educators, policyrnakers, and the general public; brochures and publications lists; and ERIC system materials. Major publications, ReadySearches, and a subscription newsletter on mixed-age grouping in preschool and elementary school programs are available at low cost.

In response to queries from the general public, the clearinghouse provides free materials, short searches of the ERIC database, and referrals to other information sources when appropriate. Other clearinghouse services include conducting workshops and making presentations; providing camera-ready materials for conferences- and conducting extensive computer searches (for a fee) on topics related to the clearinghouse's scope of interest.

Please write or call the clearinghouse for additional information on any of these services or products, or to be placed on the clearinghouse mailing list.

University of Illinois
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469
Telephone: 217-333-1386