In late summer 2012, ERIC announced that most full-text PDFs in the ERIC collection had been temporarily restricted due to privacy issues found in some of these materials. A team is in place to review the affected full text and restore cleared PDFs to the online collection.
The library has many of the older PDF files on microfiche. If the material that you want is not available via microfiche, ERIC has added a form to the website at eric.ed.gov that can be used to request the return of a specific PDF to the online collection. We recommend that you ask a reference librarian for assistance if you are not able to obtain an ERIC document that you need. We might be able to suggest an alternate resource, or in some cases, we might be able to obtain the material from another library.
To request a PDF, access the PDF request form online and enter the ERIC Number of the document (e.g., ED998998) and your email address; then click Submit. Your request will be forwarded for priority processing so the full text can be checked for sensitive information. Once cleared, the document will be made accessible online. Given the volume of requests, this process can require several weeks.
The request form can be accessed from a link in the alert area of the ERIC Home page, from the web page banner alert present on most pages of the ERIC website, or from the Contact Us area of the site.
What Full Text is Available?
As of December 1, 2012, more than 27,000 full-text materials have been returned online. User-requested PDFs are being restored on a weekly basis. Currently available materials include:
- Peer-reviewed documents and journal articles for which ERIC has permission to display full text.
- Documents developed by the Peace Corps and ERIC.
- Cleared documents that have been requested by the ERIC user community.