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Thesaurus of Eric Descriptors
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Researchers have come to rely on this thesaurus to locate precise terms from the controlled vocabulary used to index the ERIC database. This, the first print edition in more than 5 years, contains a total of 10,773 vocabulary terms with 206 descriptors and 210 "use" references that are new to this edition. A popular and widely used reference tool for sets of education-related terms established and updated by ERIC lexicographers to assist searchers in defining, narrowing, and broadening their search strategies. The Introduction to the Thesaurus contains helpful information about ERIC indexing rules, deleted and invalid descriptors, and useful parts of the descriptor entry, such as the date the term was added and the number of times it has been used.
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The first print edition in more than 5 years contains a total of 10,773 vocabulary terms with 206 descriptors and 210 use references that are new to this thesaurus for locating precise terms from the controlled vocabulary used to index the ERIC database.

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Introduction Preface New Descriptors Transferred Descriptors Invalid ("Dead") Descriptors Deleted Descriptors ERIC's Indexing and Retrieval: 2000 Update Thesaurus Construction and Format ERIC Network Components Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors Alphabetical Descriptor Display Rotated Descriptor Display Two-Way Hierarchical Term Display Descriptor Groups and Descriptor Group Display

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JAMES E. HOUSTON is lexicographer for the ERIC Processing and Reference Facility, Computer Sciences Corp.

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"This well-known aid to computerized searching is larger than ever....Recommended for all libraries where ERIC is searched or educational terminology is of interest."-Choice ?This well-known aid to computerized searching is larger than ever....Recommended for all libraries where ERIC is searched or educational terminology is of interest.?-Choice

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