Educational Resources Information Center [ERIC] Law and Legal Definition

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC produces a large international database of journal and non-journal education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

The ERIC aims to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research. ERIC research and information meets the requirements of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.

ERIC includes records of different types of documents. ERIC records include: research/technical reports, conference papers, conference proceedings, program descriptions, opinion papers, bibliographies, state-of-the-art reviews, legal/legislative/regulatory materials, dissertations, teaching guides, curriculum materials, lesson plans, course descriptions, pamphlets, guides, and other fugitive materials.