Limited Availability of ERIC Documents

From an May 15, 2013 update: "ERIC has restored online access to more than 21,000 full-text PDFs with publication dates from 2005-2013. These are documents and journal articles with permission to provide the full text that were previously restricted due to privacy concerns. Restrictions also have been lifted on the release of newly indexed, copyright-cleared full text with publication dates of 2005 or greater.

ERIC will continue to accept requests to restore access to older materials via the online form, and maintain the updated list of released documents. The Spotlight and alert areas on the ERIC home page at are kept up-to-date to keep you informed of the latest developments."

Our recommendations for other access options:

  • Try Education Abstracts 
  • Search Google using the title found in ERIC
  • Note we do have a collection of ERIC documents (ED) in microfiche at Hekman Library from 1966-2004 (ED010000-ED483046).  The cabinets containing the ERIC fiche and the equipment to read them (and make copies or scans) are on the 2nd floor of the library, facing the Cayvan area. (Make sure you note the ED# from your ERIC search as the fiche are organized by that number.)