Answered By: Laurie Cohen Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017 Views: 54
The difference between the two versions of ERIC is that EBSCO coordinates what they display with PITTCat, so when an article cited in ERIC is from a journal the library subscribes to, you will see a PDF or html link. If you are searching the EBSCO version of ERIC from off campus, you need to use EZProxy (and log on with your Pitt username and password).
If you see a message telling you to “Check Article Availability” there may not be an electronic edition of the content you are looking for; there might be a print copy available from Hillman Library or Storage. If the article is not available from the ULS, you can submit an article Interlibrary Loan request, and a copy will be sent to you from another library.
ERIC is produced by the United States Department of Education and can be searched by anyone through the ED.gov portal. The same search results are presented to anyone doing an ERIC search in ED.gov and EBSCO, but in the ED.gov version of ERIC, there will be fewer full text links to documents or articles. A Pitt person will need to additionally search PITTCat for full text.
For more information about ERIC and searching for Education resources, please consult the Education Research - Oakland Campus LibGuide.
For more information or to arrange for a consultation, please consult the Education Librarian, Laurie Cohen.
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