Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2015     Views: 162

Great question! ERIC uses these to accession numbers to identify ERIC documents (ED) and ERIC journal article (ERIC Journal article or EJ). EJs are articles from journals, magazines, etc. EDs are everything else like books, conference papers, and so on.

Go to the library home page and click "Finding Articles and Databases." Look for the ERIC database on the right. Type the accession number and change to the dropdown option to the very bottom option "Accession Number." This will take you directly to the citation. If it is available in full-text, then options will appear. As of 2012-13, ERIC is cleaning up some privacy issues relating their documents and re-releasing them as they are scrubbed. If you have trouble finding your document, please let us know. You can call the Reference Desk at 281-649-3180.