ERIC MICROFICHE COLLECTION
What is microfiche? Microfiche is a flat piece of film containing microphotographs of the pages of a newspaper, catalog, or other documents.
The ERIC database includes references to journal articles (EJ numbers) and other publications called documents (ED numbers). Documents added to ERIC today that are not copyrighted (ED numbered entries) are available in full text online. However, since not all of the earlier ones have been released in digital format, they are available in microfiche. See the list of ERIC numbers only available in microfiche, not online, at http://eric.ed.gov/pdf/ERIC_KeepList.pdf.
In October 2002, the U.S. Department of Education discontinued the distribution of microfiche of government-funded reports from the ERIC program to the Federal Depository Library Program and began providing the Government Publishing Office (GPO) with electronic versions of the reports. These reports are now available as searchable PDF files, beginning with ED 463411.
ERIC Documents on Microfiche
The ERIC Documents on Microfiche collection can be found at the Kelley Center in the basement of Fondren Library. The ERIC collection is split into sections based on the online and microfiche availability. The ERIC microfiche collection was published from 1966 to July 2004; it began with ED000001 and ceased with ED483046. ERIC fiche is no longer being produced. University Libraries should have a complete collection.
Contact the Kelley Center at Fondren Library for any questions or additional assistance:
Located in Fondren Library's basement, the Kelley Center holds over 200 major microform collections, comprised of over 3 million items. The expansive collection covers a wide range of topics, from Congressional Hearings and Department of Energy Reports to the personal papers of Jane Addams and W.E.B. DuBois.
Please note: Most microfilm has been moved to the off-site Library Service Center (LSC). The Houston Post, Houston Chronicle and New Orleans Times-Picayune, and selected others remain. For more information about checking out microfilm from the LSC, see the instructions below or the LibAnswer.
The Kelley Center for Government Information
LSC request form: https://library.rice.edu/requests/lsc-retrieval-request
Need more assistance with LSC Retrieval? Please contact Circulation Department: (713) 348-4021, email@example.com.
The Kelley Center's ST ViewScan microform reader and scanner