January 22, 2022

Controlled Vocabularies: 17 New Terms Added to ERIC Thesaurus

17 new terms (descriptors) were added to the ERIC Thesaurus today. Here’s the list.

From the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center):

  • Ambiguity (Context)
  • Ambiguity (Semantics)
  • Capacity Building
  • Comorbidity
  • Computer Games
  • Critical Literacy
  • English Language Learners
  • Information Security
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Leadership Role
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Naming
  • Neoliberalism
  • School Turnaround
  • Semi Structured Interviews
  • Structured Interviews
  • Web 2.0 Technologies

The update also includes changes to scope notes (definitions) to clarify usage, and synonyms (i.e., non-searchable terms) that guide users to the appropriate search term(s), e.g., “Online Games” use “Computer Games.” For more information on current and previous changes to the Thesaurus, go to Maintaining the ERIC Thesaurus.

Additional ERIC Update Info (Winter 2012)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.