ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is a large database of education resources.
There are three main types of documents in ERIC:
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This database contains scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education, from early childhood to higher education, as well as to administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Education Research Complete contains abstracts for more than 1500 journals, and full text for more than 750 journals, 100 books, and numerouse conference papers.
Even though it looks like ERIC, this database uses different subject headings. For example, Education Research Complete uses the term absenteeism; in ERIC the thesaurus term is attendance. In Professional Development Collection, it is called school attendance.
The limits are also different. You can limit your search to academic journals, peer-reviewed, and articles only, but you may not get research articles. Does it say study or case study or experiment or control group or research method or something similar? That will tell you it is primary research.
To see if a particular journal is in the Libraries' collection, or to browse journal titles by discipline, use the Our Journal List link.