Q. Why can't I access full text articles in ERIC?


Access to the full-text collection was disabled due to privacy concerns identified in some ERIC documents. However, they have released a first wave of more than 20,500 downloadable PDFs online following this period of suspended downloading capability. At the present time, materials available for download include all peer-reviewed full-text documents and journal articles.

If you are interested in knowing if a particular ERIC PDF has been returned online go to: list of user-requested PDFs. The list (in Excel format) provides the ERIC accession numbers and dates the PDFs were re-released, sorted by ED (documents) and EJ (journal articles). The list will be updated on a bi-monthly basis on or near the first and fifteenth of each month. Only PDFs that have been requested by users are included.

An ERIC review team is screening the restricted documents and journal articles for personally identifiable information. Due to the quality of many of the materials, a large portion of the search must be done by hand. They are prioritizing the PDFs that are requested by the ERIC user community in the order in which they are received.

If you would like to submit a request for a restricted PDF to be prioritized for screening, you may fill out the request form on the ERIC website. This simple form requires only the ERIC record number (accession number) and your email address.

  • Last Updated Feb 15, 2017
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