The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), is a nationwide information network that acquires, catalogs, summarizes, and provides access to education information from all sources. The data base and ERIC document collections are housed in about 3,000 locations worldwide, including most major public and university library systems.
Other ED-Funded Clearinghouses
The National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform disseminates information on comprehensive school reform in educational institutions serving the K-12 population, including public schools, public school districts, state education agencies and private schools in the United States.
The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF) acquires, manages, and disseminates information relating to educational facilities, to serve as a resource for the nation's school personnel and allied professionals who plan, design, construct and maintain educational facilities.
The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by ED's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.