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ERIC

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.

 

Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract  AB AB("adult literacy")

We use the ERIC-provided abstract, which ERIC defines as "a brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource."
Anywhere except full text ALL ALL("No Child Left Behind Act")

ALL("teacher efficacy" AND "pupil behaviour")

ALL searches for keywords in the citation and abstract. It is a full record search, but does not include a search on the full text.
Author AU AU(Mossberg Walt)     

Finds documents written by a particular author. Use the Look Up list to verify the various formats of the same name. 
Cited Author CAU CAU(Boyd)     

Searches for an author that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Document Title CTI CTI("behavioral interventions")    

Search for document titles that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Publication Date CYR CYR(2000)    

Searches for publication dates that are part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Cited Publication Title CPUB CPUB("Environment & Behavior")   

Searches for a publication title that is part of the Cited References section of a record. 
Classification Codes CC CC(ENA 04: Environmental Education)     CC(80: Management and Marketing)        

Classification Codes define business topics. They are a fast way to precisely target a search by topic, industry or market, geographical area, or article type.
Company/Organization  ORG CA(University of California, Los Angeles)

CA(United States Institute for Peace)

CA(World Bank, Human Development Network)       

Searches for a company or other organizations featured prominently in an article. 
Digital Object Identifiers DOI DOI(10.1007/s10639-011-9167-7)      

Searches for documents with DOIs using the DOI search.
Document Feature  DF DF(Chart)     

Searches for features in an article such as charts, diagrams, illustrations or photographs.
ProQuest ID Number

or

ERIC Accession Number 
AN AN(EJ982083)

AN(ED534599)

AN(1140135519)       

Searches both the ProQuest document ID (applied to all documents) and the 3rd party document ID (applied to some databases, such as PsycINFO) and Searches the ERIC-assigned Document Number (ED Number) or ERIC Journal Number (EJ Number).
Document Text FT FT(Literacy)    

Searches for keywords in the body of the article. 
Document Title TI TI("self-directed learning")    

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.
Document Type DType DType(Book)   

Finds specific document types such as article, business case, company profile, market research…
International Standard Book Number ISBN ISBN(9781412996488)      

Looks for the 12 and 13 digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
International Standard Serials Number ISSN ISSN(00036846)     

Looks for the eight digit International Standard Serials Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Issue ISS ISS(1)     

Searches the issue number of a resource. 
Language  LA LA(Spanish)       

Original language of the document. 
Location  LOC LOC(India)     

Specific geographic area or location.
Person  PER PER(Christine Lagarde)      

Finds articles mentioning a person.
Product Name NP NP(Kindle)      

Finds articles mentioning a specific product.
Publication date PD PD(June 2012)     

Specific publication date. 
Publication Title PUB PUB("British Journal of Educational Psychology")     

Specific publication or publications.
References REF REF(Adams)       

Looks for the data in a cited reference. It will search all of the main components of a cited reference (cited author, cited document title, cited publication date, and cited publication title). 
Source type SType STYPE(reports)     

Finds pecific source types such as books, newspapers or scholarly journals. 
Subject Heading(All) SU SU(Reading)

SU("Teaching Methods")

Look for articles about a specific subject. A search for the subject heading “accounts,” will find articles with the subject accounts, health savings accounts or checking accounts. To run an exact subject search where only “accounts” is retrieved and not subject terms that contain additional terms, search using EXACT.       

SU.EXACT(accounts)
Volume VO VO(33)    

Volume of a resource.