May 14, 2013

ERIC Restores Online Access to Full Text from 2005-2013

Issue 15 - May 2013

ERIC has restored online access to more than 21,000 full-text PDFs with publication dates from 2005-2013.  These are documents and journal articles with permission to provide the full text that were previously restricted due to privacy concerns. Restrictions also have been lifted on the release of newly indexed, copyright-cleared full text with publication dates of 2005 or greater.   ERIC will continue to accept requests to restore access to older materials via the online form, and maintain the updated list of released documents. The Spotlight and alert areas on the ERIC home page at are kept up-to-date to keep you informed of the latest developments. 

PDF “Status” Form Added to the ERIC Website; Automated Notifications Under Development

ERIC has added a new form on the website at to help users determine how long it may take requested PDFs under restriction to be reviewed and returned online for download. The form, accessible from the Contact Us area of the website, requires only the ERIC Number of the PDF requested. The status is returned to the user in real time.ERIC is also developing an automated email system that will notify researchers who requested PDFs through the online PDF Request form when the PDF has been returned to the online collection. ERIC is not able to send PDFs to requesters via email. Cleared PDFs are returned to the online collection for download.

New Topics Added to Collection Highlights

Visitors to ERIC’s Collection Highlights area can review the latest literature in 26 topics, including two recently added to the website: Reading and Training / Retraining. Click the RSS icon (RSS Icon) to view the most recently indexed titles and obtain the feed address for the reader of your choice.  Alternatively, selecting the Search icon () will retrieve all related records.

ERIC Summarizes Collection Growth

As of March 2013, the ERIC Collection encompassed approximately 1,484,000 records.Between January 1 and December 31, 2012, ERIC indexed: 
  • 37,158 journal articles
  • 10,223 documents and books  
ERIC currently indexes 1,179 journals. Documents and books come from:
  • 115  federal agencies 
  • 947  associations, organizations, state or local agencies, centers, and programs
  • 85  book publishers
  • Thousands of individuals contributing their work to ERIC through online submission

May 08, 2013

New from Statistics Canada: 2011 National Household Survey - Immigration & Ethnocultural Diversity & Aboriginal Peoples

2011 National Household Survey (NHS) - Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity, and Aboriginal Peoples

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 sees the official release, via the Internet, of the first set of data and analyses from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Today's release focuses on
immigration, citizenship, place of birth, language, ethnic origin,visible minorities, religion and Aboriginal peoples.

These data and analyses can be accessed through a variety of

. Users can enter through The Daily.

. Users can click on the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) link in the Features section of the Statistics Canada web module home page (bottom-right corner) or enter through the various postings within 'NHS news' or directly from the variety of links on the 2011 NHS web module home page.

Information within the web module is organized into broad display/product categories, featuring analytical, data and reference product headings in the centre. The right-hand side
of the home page presents NHS by geography (ability to search the NHS Profile), NHS by topic and the NHS video centre.

Analytical products offer links to the two analytical documents (Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, M├ętis and Inuit) and the three NHS in Brief articles (Generation status: Canadian-born
children of immigrants; Obtaining Canadian citizenship; Aboriginal peoples and language). NHS Focus on Geography Series also provides data and highlights on key topics found in the 2011 NHS analytical documents and NHS in Brief articles for various levels of geography.

Data products offer immigration and ethnocultural diversity, and Aboriginal peoples information for a wide range of standard geographic areas, available in the NHS Profile, NHS Data Tables and the NHS Focus on Geography Series.

Users can access XML versions of the NHS Profile and NHS Data Tables from the Treasury Board's 'Open Data Portal,' along with the provision of the additional XML file download
option available within the NHS web module.

Reference products and other reference materials cover various aspects of the NHS and are intended to support the use and understanding of NHS data and analyses. Specifically
with this release, reference products include the National Household Survey Dictionary,  National Household Survey User Guide and six reference guides: Ethnic Origin; Languages;
Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration; Visible Minority and Population Group; Religion and Aboriginal Peoples.

The 2011 NHS web module home page also promotes/presents:

. 'Did you know...' rotating highlights featuring the release (based on the analytical documents).

. Promotional link within 'NHS news' to the upcoming 'Chat with an expert' live chat session scheduled for May 10, 2013.

. Video centre - contains links to the brief national portrait videos for this release.

. 'Stay connected' - links to Statistics Canada's social media initiatives.