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ERIC: Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

How to navigate ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center.

What is ERIC?

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is the premier resource for educational research. It was founded in 1964 and can be used for studies for teaching, policy and administration, and is accessible to the public. ERIC has evolved with research technologies, and offers many types of research materials, like reports, studies, and other materials, in print, on microfilm, and electronically. 


This guide will cover the EBSCO version of ERIC, although the principles behind ERIC function in parallel ways across the different formats.


This LibGuide provides information to help undergraduate and graduate students, especially those in education programs, develop successful searches and access the desired resources.

Where is ERIC at EBSCOhost?


ERIC at EBSCOhost is linked on the Education Subject Guide

  • Go to the library's home page
  • Click on Research Guides
  • Click on the Select Subject drop box to see a list of the topical Subject Guides
  • Click on Education


ERIC at EBSCOHost can be found in GALILEO

  • Go to the library's home page
  • Click on GALILEO
  • Click on Databases A-Z
  • Click E
  • Scroll down until you see ERIC (at EBSCOhost) and click on it


If you are not a current VSU student, faculty, or staff, then you can use the freely available ERIC database at