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RSCH 6109: Assessment & Evaluation Methods

MMY Tutorials

MMY Basic Searching
This video demonstrates the basics of searching the Mental Measurements Yearbook database and provides an overview of the information provided for each instrument/assessment including reviews.

MMY: Finding more References
This video goes into more detail about how to find additional information using the references found in the MMY record.

MMY: Citing the reviews in the MMY
This video explains how to cite a MMY review.

Psych Tutorials 1

Starting your search

Finding empirical research articles

Using the Thesaurus

To do the most effective searching in the database it is important that you understand how the Thesaurus can help you define and refocus your search.

Narrowing the search by Date and/or Age

Using the Subject lists in the left column

The subject lists on the left side of the screen can be very useful in refining and/or focusing your search.

Psych Tutorials 2

Getting to and downloading the articles

This video discusses the many different ways to get articles you need to write your paper, including how to use the library's interlibrary loan to request articles the library does not have access to.

Using the cited references links

PsycInfo includes links to the article's references and to other articles that cite the article. These links can be very helpful when trying to do a comprehensive and thorough research on a particular topic.

PsycInfo's APA citation tool

Finding books and book chapters

This video discusses how to search for books and/or book chapters as well as how to locate them in the library; request that a chapter be scanned, and how to request a book or chapter through the Library's interlibrary loan service, if the library does not own the book.

Finding assessments and/or instruments using PsycInfo and PsycTests

Finding non-commercial tests, assessments and/or instruments is difficult. This video will help to some extent.

ERIC Tutorials

Getting started in ERIC via EBSCO

This video discusses how to formulate a search using a variety of techniques including the ERIC Thesaurus, using boolean operators 'ANDs' and 'ORs', and the tools in the left column.

Limiting to Research Articles and getting the Articles

This video explains how to zero in on research articles and how to actually get the articles..

APA Citation Tool

This video explains how to use the Cite tool provided by EBSCOHost in ERIC