The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), funded by the Office if Educational Research and Improvement, is a nationwide information network that acquires, catalogs, summarizes and provides access to extensive education information to all who are interested, including teachers, administrators, policy-makers, students and parents. The database and ERIC document collections are housed in about 3,000 locations worldwide, including most major public and university library systems. ERIC produces a variety of publications and provides extensive customer service, including "AskERIC", an Internet-based question-and-answer service. The e-mail address for AskERIC is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ERIC system also includes 16 subject-specific clearinghouses which are listed below. The ERIC Processing and Reference facility and ACCESS ERIC answer questions about ERIC and directs people to the appropriate clearinghouse. For more information call ACCESS ERIC at 800-LET-ERIC (800-538-3742) or visit the Internet site mailto:email@example.com.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher
ERIC Clearinghouse on Science, Math
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and
ERIC Clearinghouse on Social
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and
ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and
The National Clearinghouse on Professions in Special Education, funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, is designed to encourage students to seek careers in the various fields related to educating children and youth with disabilities and to help professional personnel seeking employment in these areas.
The clearinghouse collects and disseminates information on the current and future needs of special education and related services personnel. It also disseminates information on career opportunities in special education, networks among local and state agencies concerning positions and personnel, and provides information and technical assistance on standards for personnel preparation.
George E. Ayers, executive director
Council for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
The purpose of the National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind is to connect and broaden the existing technical assistance and dissemination activities.
John Reiman, director
Teaching Research Division
Western Oregon State College
345 North Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361
This clearinghouse, which is funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), is an information exchange service on education support resources, policies, procedures, adaptations and opportunities on university campuses, at vocational-technical schools, in adult education programs and in independent living centers.
The clearinghouse has targeted students with disabilities, along with their parents, advisers and advocates, for dissemination of its information.
Rhona C. Hartman, project director
American Council on Education
One Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036-1193
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, funded by OSERS, provides free information and technical assistance to families, professionals, caregivers, advocates, agency staff and others who are helping children and youth with disabilities become participating members of the community. NICHCY offers databases, various publications, updated fact sheets, briefing papers and parents' guides.
Susan Elting, director
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
PO Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
OERI's Eisenhower national clearinghouse for mathematics and science (ENC) collects, catalogs and disseminates K-12 curriculum materials and resources in mathematics and science. The Eisenhower Clearinghouse publishes a catalog that is available through the toll-free number-800-362-4448-as well as on the Internet at http://www.enc.org. The clearinghouse provides teachers with many extra services, including a technical help desk and reference service, publications and 12 demonstration sites located throughout the nation. The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse collaborates with existing regional and national networks and coordinates its demonstration site activities with the Eisenhower Consortia.
Len Simutis, director
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
The Ohio State University
1929 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1079
800-621-5785 or 614-292-7784
Web site: http://www.enc.org
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is a central source of information about alcohol and drugs. The clearinghouse offers publications, fact sheets, posters and videotapes. NCADI is cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
PO Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs, to provide practitioners with information on the education of limited English proficient students. The clearinghouse compiles information on materials, programs, research and other resources that can help educators meet the challenge posed by the complex and changing education needs of language minority students in U.S. schools.
The NCBE provides information through its online services, which include a Web site, a gopher, and a Listserv. These services provide access to information about materials, support services, funding opportunities and other resources related to the education of limited English proficient students. The clearinghouse maintains three searchable databases: the Bibliographic Database, the Resources Database, and the Publishers Database.
Joel Gomez, director
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education
George Washington University
1118 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Web site: http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu
[National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC)]