7:58 AM, August 15, 2008

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) released a redesigned web site on August 3.  Highlights include:

1)  A major restructuring with clearer features, more intuitive paths to information

2)  A completely new and expanded Help section that includes brief tutorials, a glossary, and a searchable index

3)  Help tools have been integrated into the ERIC web site

4)  A new section, "For Librarians," consolidates information of interest to the library community into a single location.

5)  Lighter visual design, so pages load faster and new graphics refresh the site while retaining ERIC's look and feel.

In addition, ERIC has added more than 3600 new records from newly acquired journals (130 new journal titles) from 2004 onward.  Once these recent titles have been acquired and indexed, ERIC will acquire 2002-2003 electronic back issues of previously indexed titles to prevent gaps in journal coverage.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) provides free access to bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.  Coverage dates back to 1966 with some citations from earlier dates.

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