Quick Reference Guide for Advanced Limiting in ERIC via OCLC FirstSearch


Quick Reference Guide for Advanced Limiting
Using ERIC via OCLC FirstSearch

Below are two powerful special limiters for ERIC. Use this as as a quick reference guide when planning search strategy.

multiple head profiles

ERIC–Limit by RECORD TYPE

Set pulldown menu to: record type
Input one of these numbers in the adjacent input box:
010 = BOOKS
020 = COLLECTED WORKS
020 = General
021 = Conference Proceedings
022 = Serial
030 = CREATIVE WORKS (Literature, Drama, Fine Arts)
040 = DISSERTATIONS/THESES
040 = Undetermined
041 = Doctoral
042 = Masters Theses
043 = Practicum Papers
050 = GUIDES
050 = General (use more specific code, if possible) Classroom Use
051 = Instructional Materials (for Learner)
052 = Teaching Guides (for Teacher)
055 = Non-Classroom Use (for Administrative and Support Staff, and for Teachers, Parents, Clergy, Researchers, Counselors, etc., in Non-classroom Situations)
060 = HISTORICAL MATERIALS
070 = INFORMATION ANALYSES (State-of-the-Art Papers, Research Summaries, Literature Reviews, etc.)
071 = ERIC Information Analysis Products (IAPs)
072 = Book/Product Revies
073 = ERIC Digests (Selected) in Full Text
074 = Non-ERIC Digests (Selected) in Full Text
080 = JOURNAL ARTICLES
090 = LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY MATERIALS
100 = AUDIOVISUAL/NON-PRINT MATERIALS
101 = Computer Programs
102 = Machine-readable Data Files (MRDFs)
110 = STATISTICAL DATA (Numerical, Quantitative, etc.)
120 = VIEWPOINTS (Opinion Papers, Position Papers, Essays, etc.)
130 = REFERENCE MATERIALS
130 = General (use more specific code, if possible)
131 = Bibliographies/Annotated Bibliographies
132 = Directories/Catalogs
133 = Geographic Materials/Maps
134 = Vocabularies/Classifications/Dictionaries
140 = REPORTS
140 = General (use more specific code, if possible)
141 = Descriptive (ie., Project Descriptions)
142 = Evaluative/Feasibility
143 = Research/Technical
150 = SPEECHES, CONFERENCE PAPERS
160 = TESTS, EVALUATION INSTRUMENTS
170 = TRANSLATIONS
171 = Multilingual/Bilingual Materials

ERIC–Limit by TARGET AUDIENCE
There are too many small subdivisions to mention here; these are the most useful.
Set pulldown menu to: target audience
Input one of these names for target audiences in the adjacent input box:
parents
policymakers
practitioners
researchers
staff
students
support
teachers
administrators
community
counselors
media



AUTHOR - This Web-based guide was authored by Barbara Case. If you have questions,comments, or suggestions about the content of this Library Web page, please send them to Barbara at: bcase@calstatela.edu. Thank You.