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Kinesiology & Physical Education Graduate Students Research Guide: Searching ERIC

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is the most widely known education database and should be one of the first places you research an education topic.


The three videos below demonstrate a variety of useful search skills.


Our videos use ERIC (at EBSCOhost). You may also use the freely available ERIC (at, this site is available to everyone, no need to log into GALILEO. There are two other versions, ERIC (at ProQuest) and ERIC (education) (at OCLC). We prefer ERIC (at EBSCOhost) because it is easy to use and includes links to full-text online content that the library subscribes to.

Searching ERIC

This video covers:

  • Finding ERIC (at EBSCOhost)


  • Keyword searching


  • Refining your search by Publication Type or Education Level


Refining ERIC Results

This video covers:

  • Refine your search using Limiters, Source Types, Subject, Publication, or Language


  • Several ways to manage your research results


ERIC (at EBSCOhost) Thesaurus

This video covers:


  • Using the Thesaurus to refine your search


  • Using Descriptors or Subjects to search