ERIC - A CSLA Library Database

ETS/ERIC Test File
SUBJECTS: Educational and Psychological Tests
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DESCRIPTION:
This database describes and provides citations for thousands of assessment instruments (tests, scales, inventories, etc.) useful for research in education and psychology.All instruments indexed are in the public domain. Possible sources are identified in the CONTACT INFORMATION section of each citation. The major sources are noted below:

1.  About 15% of the instruments (more than 12 hundred instruments) in the database are available in the ETS Tests in Microfiche set, which the Library houses in itsMicrofiche Collection (Library North, Level-A) under the call number IGL 128. When the CONTACT INFORMATION section of a citation indicates that the instrument is archived in the "Tests in Microfiche Collection at the Educational Testing Service," it provides a tracking number, for example: TC002787.Write down this number, excluding the leading "TC" letters,then find the number in the LibraryÂ’s Microfiche Collection (Library North, Level-A) under the call number IGL 128(several drawers of fiche cards all bear this same call number). For example, the full finding information for a particular fiche may be: IGL 128, fiche no. 002,787.

2.  A small number will show an ERIC ED number under CONTACT INFORMATION.These items can also be found in the LibraryÂ’s Microfiche Collection, in the ERIC Fiche drawers, filed by the ED number.

3.  Roughly 30% are shown as located in specific journal articles, with a complete citation given. You will need to search the cited title in the LibraryÂ’s Catalog, “Journals” section, to see if we own the title, volume and year cited.

4.  Roughly 30% are shown as located in specific books. Again, you will need to search the cited title in the LibraryÂ’s Catalog, but in the “Basic Search” section (for books), to see if we own the title.
[Note: the “TC” Tracking number is not useful for the 2nd through 5th categories of material, unless you plan to order a copy through ETS ]

 5.  About 25% are shown with an address for the author. In these cases, you can write to the author to ask for the instrument, though this may not be advisable when you have a handful of weeks to complete your paper.

Basic Search Strategy
  • Enter a keyword of interest, for example "depression".
  • If you wish to find ONLY tests, scales and instruments located in the ETS Tests in Microfiche housed in the Library, add the words "and microfiche" to your search string, for example: "depression and microfiche”.
  • Mark search results that interest you, by clicking on the box to the left of the brief citation.
  • Click on the bar near the bottom of the screen which reads "display marked items on this page”.
  • Note what follows 'Contact Information” for correspondence to one of the five categories above.