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Getting to Know ERIC

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Name: ERIC or Education Resources Information Center (Proquest)

Age: established in 1966

Location: US-based but international in scope available via Proquest or EBSCO

Description: world's largest education database with over 1.5 records

Did you know? The ERIC Thesaurus contains nearly 12,000 terms and is freely available.

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