What is the Difference Between a Keyword and a Descriptor in ERIC?

ERIC (www.eric.ed.gov) maintains a standardized list or “controlled vocabulary,” of education-related terms called Descriptors used for precision searching of the ERIC Collection. This demonstration compares keyword and Descriptor searches, and illustrates how the use of Descriptors can produce more relevant results.

What is the Difference Between a Keyword and a Descriptor in ERIC?

ERIC (www.eric.ed.gov) maintains a standardized list or “controlled vocabulary,” of education-related terms called Descriptors used for precision searching of the ERIC Collection. This demonstration compares keyword and Descriptor searches, and illustrates how the use of Descriptors can produce more relevant results.