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---------- Text of forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1992 10:52:19 CDT X-From: NPRESTON@suvm.bitnet To: Multiple recipients of list PACS-L <PACS-L@uhupvm1.bitnet> Subject: ERIC sources ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- ERIC Networker ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources 4.0 Syracuse University November 1992 ERIC@SUVM.SYR.EDU and ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges University of California at Los Angeles EEH3USC@MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU INTERNET ACCESS POINTS TO ERIC The following systems currently provide unrestricted Internet access to ERIC resources. For general information about ERIC, contact ACCESS ERIC, 1-800-LET-ERIC or ACCERIC@GWUVM.GWU.EDU. I. Syracuse University offers the latest five years of the ERIC database on the SUINFO system. Searchable fields include author, title, descriptor word, descriptor phrase, and abstract. 1. Telnet acsnet.syr.edu (or 126.96.36.199) 2. At > prompt, type SUINFO. 3. At ENTER TERMINAL TYPE prompt, type VT100. 4. Bypass the USERID and PASSWORD prompts with the tab key. 5. At the COMMAND prompt, type SUINFO. 6. When prompted, type Y (yes) to continue. 7. Find ERIC through the menus (first type 1 for General Interest files, then the number corresponding to ERIC), or type ERIC to enter directly. 8. Follow screen instructions to search. (If function keys don't work, type in corresponding commands.) 9. To end the session, type LOGOFF. TIP: Whenever MORE or HOLDING appears in the lower right corner of the screen, hit the HOME or ENTER key to advance. II. Auburn University Libraries offers the complete ERIC database, 1966 to the latest quarter. Searchable fields include title, author, subject heading (descriptor), and keyword. (Note: requires TN3270.) 1. TN3270 auducacd.duc.auburn.edu (or 188.8.131.52). 2. At the opening screen, tab to APPLICATION, and enter 01. 3. At the main menu, type ERIC. 4. Follow screen instructions to search. 5. To end the session, type STOP. TIP: The keyword search field allows use of Boolean operators, truncation, nesting, and other special search features. Type EXP K for a complete explanation. III. The University of Saskatchewan Library System offers the ERIC database from 1983 to the present. Searchable fields include author, title, descriptor, identifier, publication year, ERIC accession number, and journal title. 1. Telnet sklib.usask.ca (or 184.108.40.206) 2. At USERNAME prompt, enter SONIA. 3. At main menu, select 9, "CIJE plus RIE: 1983 to Present." 4. Type HELP to see a summary of search and display commands, field prefixes, and Boolean operators. (Sample search statement to find documents with the descriptor television: f d=television.) 5. To end the session, type Q (quit). TIP: Type BEGINNER to see a system tutorial. IV. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, through its laUNChpad system, hosts a searchable, full-text file of over 850 ERIC Digests. (ERIC Digests are short reports on current education topics written by each of the 16 ERIC Clearinghouses.) 1. Telnet bbs.oit.unc.edu (or 220.127.116.11) 2. At the login prompt, type LAUNCH. 3. Enter your first and last name as directed. (Remember how you enter your name for future sessions.) 4. Enter a password of your choice (and remember it). 5. At the main menu, select 4, "Topical Document Search (WAIS)." 6. Move through the list to ERIC Digests (138 or 139 as of this writing). Hit RETURN to select the file. 7. Type one or more keywords and hit RETURN to start the search. Results will be displayed by title in a ranked order based on occurrences of the keyword. 8. Highlight a title and hit RETURN to see the full text. 9. To end the WAIS session, type Q (quit). To exit laUNChpad, type Q again. TIP: Type ? to see a list of all commands. This publication was prepared with funding from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, under contract nos. RI88062008 and RI88062002. The opinions expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of OERI or ED. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gleason Sackman BBS: firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator Internet: email@example.com SENDIT - NoDak's K-12 Telcom Network Bitnet: firstname.lastname@example.org BOX 5164, NDSU Computer Center Voice: (701)237-8109 Fargo, ND 58105 Fax: (701)237-8541