November 12, 2015

Update to the ERIC Thesaurus

ERIC recently updated its Thesaurus. The Thesaurus is the main tool that ERIC uses for indexing and it is the primary driver of our search engine. ERIC periodically updates the Thesaurus to ensure that it accurately reflects the language being used in the field of education.

The new update includes 19 new descriptors, 28 new synonyms, and changes to 17 existing terms. You can now view the full list of updates and download the updated file.

For more information on how the Thesaurus is maintained and used to support users searching for education resources, check out the video The ERIC Thesaurus - A Key to Finding Resources in ERIC.


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