|Bell & Howell Information and Learning has announced that it has
released ERICPlusText, a new online database that will serve researchers
in virtually every aspectof education, including adult education, disabilities
and gifted education, educational management, reading and communication,
The new Web-based resource delivers abstracting and indexing for over
1 million documents and journal articles from the U.S. National Library
of Educationís ERIC database, the most widely used index to educational
literature in the world. ERIC PlusText also includes full text and/or full
image for over 260 of the indexed publications. Index coverage extends
from 1966 to the present; full text, from 1996.
ERIC PlusText incorporates the National Library of Educationís Thesaurus
of ERIC Descriptors, with more than 10,000 main headings and cross-references
for consistent classification and precision searching. In addition, researchers
can rely on drop-down menus and a saved-search capability to help them
navigate the database.
According to the announcement, users will gain immediate, seamless access
to full text and/or full image from key titles, including
Arts Education Policy Review, College and University, Harvard
Educational Review, Journal of Educational Research, Journal
of Special Education, Urban Education, and many others. Information
is delivered through the ProQuest interface, designed for both sophisticated
and novice users.
Source: Bell & Howell Information and Learning, Ann Arbor, MI, 800/521-0600,