Finally!! ERIC Identifies Peer-Reviewed References

For years, I’ve been warning undergraduate and graduate students to be careful when referencing articles from ERIC–Education Resources Information Center, maintained since the 1960s through the nation’s Department of Education. One of the problems with using items from ERIC for academic and professional research is that it used to be difficult to determine which documents and articles had passed through blind peer review before finding their way into the substantial ERIC database. Well, the Department of Education is finally addressing this problem.

ERIC – Peer-Reviewed Designation

Not only that, ERIC is going back and slowly determining exactly when the journals found in the database indexes became peer reviewed. ERIC is providing a reference that researchers can check to determine if items from a given source journal or conference were   peer-reviewed. Apparently, this list will be regularly updated as old items and journals are investigated. That reference list can be found here:

Journals Indexed in ERIC

If you want to stay up to date with ERIC’s progress (among many other education projects and topics), follow the IES “What Works” page on Facebook, the non-profit “Doing What Works”  Facebook page, or the ERIC Facebook page.

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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