Answered By: Terri Bogan
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2017     Views: 1017

Students use the ERIC database for a lot of their research. This database contains citations and access to journal articles and ERIC Documents. Recently, ERIC removed all access to the full text of ERIC  Documents to address a possible privacy issue. (See more details about this here.) This has left many students without access to documents they need.


In order to work around this until ERIC restores access, you can access many ERIC documents in microfishe form at Cal State. Here are the details and where to find them:


  • ERIC Documents are available on microfiche at the CSUF Library UP TO and THROUGH 2004.
  • They are located in the Pollack Library, 4th floor, North Building, AV/CMC area.
  • An ERIC Document number will be needed to locate documents. That number begins with “ED” and can be found using the ERIC database.
  • Access to our ERIC database is > Research Databases > Education > ERIC and ProQuest Education Journals


You may go to the CSUF Library to get ERIC Documents up to and through 2004 when the scanned online version is not available through our ERIC database. Scanned online ERIC Documents are SLOWLY being reloaded, but this process may take a fairly long time to complete. We can contact ERIC to request that a specific document be reloaded, but even doing this will take approximately 6 weeks (they will not guarantee a time frame). More information about this here

IMPORTANT: This does not affect access to full text journal articles access through ERIC and ProQuest Education Journals. This ONLY affects access to ERIC Documents.