The ERIC database is the major index to journal articles and documents relating to education. The document collection includes curriculum guides, lesson plans, research reports, conference papers, publications of educational associations, and other research and instructional materials. Documents added to the database after 1993 are available online; older documents are being digitized and may also be available online. An archive of ERIC documents from 1966-2004 is also available on microfiche and is located in the Microform Area (1st floor, north) under the call number LB 5 U5. ERIC database search guides are available in the Curriculum Lab and at the Main Reference/Information Desk.
ERIC Database via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (1966-present)
A version of the ERIC database licensed by the UCSB Library. Select ERIC from the Indexes and Databases list. Access to this database is limited to addresses in the ucsb.edu domain. Current UCSB students, faculty, and staff have off-campus access through the proxy server or VPN.
ERIC Database via Institute for Education Sciences (1966-present)
A free version of the ERIC database sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.