Q. Why can't I access full text articles in ERIC?
In 2012, the ERIC management team and the U.S. Department of Education decided to temporarily block access to full-text documents in ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), in order to check each document to ensure that it does not contain personal information that risks the identification of an individual.
Today, most articles have been restored. If you see "Download Full Text" in the grey box to the right of a bibliographic citation after you search, then ERIC has permission for you to download the article for free. To only see these articles, check the "Full text available on ERIC" box when you search.
"PDF pending restoration" means that the document is temporarily unavailable because the existing copy in ERIC was of very poor quality. This document was originally scanned from microfiche. Much of the text was lost in the digitization process and the resulting copy is barely legible. We are working to see if we can make a more readable copy. In the meantime, the document can still be found on microfiche and obtained through interlibrary loan.
For information on placing article Interlibrary Loan requests, please see our ILL Article FAQ.
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