If you go to the ERIC website, you will see this notice:
Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host eric.ed.gov have been shut down. Services will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.
ERIC can still be searched by the Middlebury College community through ProQuest.
If you come across other government databases that are unavailable, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to locate other providers.