ERIC Number: ED395982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Searching for Information on Tests: Reference Sources and a Search Strategy. Iowa Testing Programs Occasional Papers Number 38.
Jordan, Robert P.
Research methodologies in several of the social sciences require the use of tests. When assisting social science researchers who seek information on tests, reference librarians do not, themselves, always have direct access to the instruments. Librarians should not only have the knowledge that various print and electronic database resources are available to gain needed information, but they should also have a strategy by which these sources can be searched in an expedient and thorough manner. This paper offers a search strategy that can be used with the materials commonly found in a large research or specialized test library. The search strategy is presented in a flow chart that suggests test bibliographies and reviews for published instruments and other sources for unpublished experimental measures. (Contains the flowchart and 48 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Testing Programs, Iowa City.