CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 24, 2000
Web access to enhanced ERIC database is now available
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa Libraries technology upgrade will
enable UI students, faculty, policymakers and others Web access to ERIC, the
largest education database in the world with more than 700,000 citations.
ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Center, covers research articles,
technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials.
Until recently, ERIC was available only through OASIS, the UI's text-based
information database. Through OVID, a recently acquired high-end informational
retrieval system that maximizes data access and research productivity, users
can explore the full functionality of ERIC, whose features had been reduced
somewhat by the OASIS operating system.
The easy-to-use OVID retrieval system will give ERIC users improved access
to an electronic thesaurus, conduct basic and advanced searches, and allow
users access to related databases such as Medline and PsycINFO without having
to switch to another search engine.
The OVID version of ERIC is available through the UI Libraries' Gateway to
the Internet, http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/psych/index.html,
the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences' Healthnet site, http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin-www/hnet.html
or through the Psychology Libraries' Web site, http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/psych/index.html.
For further information about ERIC, contact Dottie Persson, head, Psychology
Library, 335-3079 or email@example.com