Mental Measurements Yearbooks Revisited

You’ve been asked to find a test review, but you’re not quite sure how to go about doing it. Here are the steps you need to take:

Mental Measurements Search box

  • You can search for test review using title, acronym, or author etc. In the example above we’re looking for Test of Written English – Third Edition which is sometimes referred to as TOWL.
  • Below is the result returned when we typed in TOWL and checked the acronym box.

Mental Measurements Result List

  • Although only one result was returned above, quite often you’ll get rather a long list with relevancy percentages points next to each result.
  • When you click the link you’ll get an abstract which contains the all important volume number. In this example the review of the Test of Written Language – Third Edition is in the thirteenth yearbook.

Mental Measurement Record

  • Next, go to the Ready Reference section of the Library (hint: it’s next to the reference desk).
  • Find the appropriate volume and read your review.
  • Once you are done you will need to add your test review citation to your reference list. Buro’s has kindly created a page on how to cite test reviews, there’s also a nice cheat sheet from Keith Stanger (Eastern Michigan University Library.

Mental Measurement Yearbooks

This blog post is an update of Mental Measurements Yearbooks first published June 11, 2011.

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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