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EBSCO provides complimentary ERIC A&I data during government shutdown

I don’t know about the rest of my fellow librarians, but we at WSU are extremely frustrated with the lack of government websites right now.  Census data, LC, copyright, USDA, ERIC and many more are either not being updated or not available.  EBSCO is responding to this frustration by offering a complimentary version of ERIC to provide access to the A&I data during the shutdown.  The url for this free version is:  http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC.  Unfortunately, there is no full text available as that is stored on government servers. Here’s more from the press release:

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 3, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is typically available through the government website (http://eric.ed.gov/) as well as via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost® research platform. Because of the shutdown the government website is unavailable so EBSCO has decided to temporarily open its version of ERIC and make it available at: http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC . Continue reading