ERIC is used to search for scientific and professional literature in the field of education: pedagogy, andragogy, didactics, defectology, psychology, learning and individual development, educational processes in schoolrooms, school, society, curriculum, social processes, environment and structures, research and methodology, buildings and equipment, information and communication systems, etc. The emphasis is on North American territory.
It contains bibliographic data with abstracts of articles from 980 journals, research and technical reports, conference papers, books, dissertations, "ERIC Digests" texts, and more from 1966 onward. To search the topic use descriptors or identifiers. Detailed document typology (e.g. articles, questionnaires, reports, opinions, practical instructions, analyses, etc.) is of great help.