ERIC (eric.ed.gov) has a new look

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Screenshot of the new ERIC interface.

The public access version of ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) has a new website and a new logo.

The website’s new interface is much more “google-like” where users can search for keywords, author, and title at the same time in the search box or they can use single terms.

The streamlined approach means the advanced search screen is no longer available, however, users will still be able to limit to peer reviewed or full-text available content at the start of their search.

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Screenshot of search results.

In addition, the results page allows for further refinement by letting users narrow their search to publication date, descriptor, source, author, publication type, education level or audience.

Additional features and content will be added on an ongoing basis, hopefully based upon browser feedback.

For more information visit ERIC or click on the note from the Commissioner.

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Tools for organizing your research projects

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If you’re like most students at this point in the semester, you are probably juggling multiple research papers or projects.   Keeping track of your research from all those various places you have to look (book catalogs, journal databases, and websites) can sometimes be challenging.

There are a number of free citation management tools on the market that can help you get organized. These tools will help you save and organize all of your research in one place, much like iTunes does for your music files.  Some of them will even insert citations and bibliographies into your paper for you.  Check out this library guide to explore some of the more popular tools available.