The ERIC database will not be available at its normal government-run site during the government shutdown. However, EBSCO Information Services is temporarily making its version of ERIC's abstracting and indexing content available as a free service. Full text is not available due to the shutdown.
Users going to EBSCO's ERIC will see other free databases listed including Teacher Reference Center™ and GreenFILE™.
EBSCO ERIC http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC