Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ERIC Shutdown

Our largest database of education research and information, ERIC, happens to be a sponsored by two government entities - the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. If you've followed the news as of late, today marks the start of a partial government shutdown. Imagine our surprise to learn ERIC is affected.

On ERIC's website:
Dear Users,
Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host eric.ed.gov have been shut down. Services will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.
If you find a resource in SuperSearch and try to access the full text from ERIC, you'll be met with this message:

We'll keep you updated! Until then, continue using SuperSearch for most of your education resource-related  needs. You can manually request items from ERIC using our Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form.

Tally ho!

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