This guide is designed to serve as a tool to help one get information about specific educational, psychological, and vocational tests and measurements. Another purpose is that of providing access to information about the general subject of testing
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Test & Measurements Databases
These databases deal specifically with tests, measurements, and assessment tools.
This search engine for the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the ETS Test Collection database is an index to more than 25,000 tests; "With information about tests from the early 1900s to the present, the ETS Test Collection is the largest compilation of such materials in the world." This directory differs from Mental Measurements Yearbook in that it provides information about both published and unpublished measurement tools (for the latter of which it gives journal citation information as source data). Another difference is that unlike MMY, the ETS Test Collection does not provide reviews of the tests. (Note: may not work well with all Internet browsers--seems to work best with Explorer).
The most authoritative and well-known index to educational, psychological, and vocational tests and measurements commercially published in the English language. The Mental Measurements Yearbook consists of full-text descriptive entries, references, and full-text critical reviews of more than 2,200 assessment tools. Includes Tests in Print
Testing & Education Reference Center provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, and preparatory entrance tests.
These databases will contain a wide range of information about their respective subjects, including information about tests and measurements.
Multi-disciplinary database providing information for nearly every area of academic study. Includes an enormous collection of the most valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, as well as additional journals, magazines, newspapers and books.
ERIC indexes journal articles, research reports, etc. in the field of education. ERIC also creates its own ERIC Documents. Links to these can also be found in individual citations under the "availability" link.
Around 1,800 journals (full-text) and over 550 books and monographs in the field of Education. Access to conference papers and indexing and abstracts from thousands of journals. Book reviews and article citations (roughly 5 million).
The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database with nearly 470 full text titles. This database covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry + psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Problem description: Provides an index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the social sciences. Covers anthropology, history, linguistics, philosophy, sociology, urban studies, women's studies, psychology, political science and other social sciences related fields. Provides some full-text materials.