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:
- Go to Useful Library Links, which is on the Library’s homepage.
- Navigate to Testing and click on Test Reviews Online
- You’ll come to a webpage that contains a search box that looks like this:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
This blog post is an update of Mental Measurements Yearbooks first published June 11, 2011.