On Trial: Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

From now until Dec. 14, take a look at the best resource for finding the right test and testing instruments for your research: Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print.

This online resource contains a bibliography to all known commercially available English-language tests currently in print.  It also features full-text reviews for more than 13,000 tests in psychology, business, education, and leadership.  This is the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary reference tool for any researcher interested in tests, measurement, and assessment.

To get started, search the database by keyword, test name, test category, purpose, and more.  Results can be limited by whether or not a review is available, subject, date of publication, and publisher.

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Each entry will feature a description of the test, prices, scores, population, purpose, and—in most cases—a comprehensive review of the test to help you determine its effectiveness, uses, and potential pitfalls.

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Currently, the library has Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print in book form in the Reference Collection.  The online version pairs the listings of all Tests in Print with the reviews of all published volumes of Mental Measurements, making this a one-stop shop for comprehensive test information without ever having to leave your home or office.

With the online version, you can search across all volumes and all 13,000 reviews with keywords and subject searches.  You can also capture and import reviews and content through the familiar set of tools common to all our EBSCOhost products: save, email, permanent link, and import into Refworks.

If you are not sure where to begin in your quest for tests, take a look at this research guide about Tests and Measures.  It includes information about other resources for tests as well as handy hints for finding unpublished & non-commercial tests.

Does Mental Measurements measure up?  You be the judge!  Let us know by texting us at 479-802-4876 or emailing the collection liaison for Behavioral Sciences and Business, Angela Black, at ablack9@atu.edu.   Hurry, the trial ends on Dec. 14th—help us test out this potential resource!

Mental Measurements Yearbook from EBSCO on Vimeo.

On Trial

This week only, the Ross Pendergraft Library is hosting a database trial for Marketline Advantage.

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This collection of business resources include:

  • Databases enabling users to create customized tables and reports, including market share, forecasts, country statistics, and investment information.
  • Current & in-depth country reports using PESTLE & PEST analysis
  • 6,600 EXTENSIVE industry profiles which include market value, market volume, and market share.
  • 100,000 company profiles, many with SWOT analysis and financial overviews
  • More coverage of international economies and industries
  • Over 450 case studies in business
  • “Ask an Analyst” service—ask business analyst expert questions and get a response within 48 hours

One of the best features of this database is the ability to create customized reports on business statistical data.  Below is a generated graph of nominal GDP for the United State, China, and Mexico between 2006-2016:

A graph demonstrating nominal GDP for China, Mexico and the U.S. It displays the GDP growth rate as well as the GDP in trillions

MarketLine Advantage. (2017). [Line chart on Country Statistics Database, Feb. 14, 2017]. Country Statistics Database. Retrieved from https://advantage.marketline.com/PremiumTools

If you aren’t sure what statistics you need, browse the country, industry, and company reports to quickly gather specific information you need:

Table of key U.S. fundamentals, including GDP, unemployment rate, and more

For business students wanting to pour over in-depth statistics and economic ratios or just looking to gather quick facts, take advantage of the current trial and tell us your thoughts.  Do you like it? Love it? Hate it? Confused by it? Let us know at askalibrarian@atu.edu. Your feedback is vital to shape the kind of databases and collections the library acquires.  If there’s something we don’t have and you think we should, let us know that, too.  We want to be sure we are getting the right tools to ensure academic success of our students, faculty, and staff.

If you want to take Marketline Advantage for a spin, you should hurry!  The trial ends on Friday, February 17th.

Going, going, gone

You only have two more days to test the new BP Global Energy Data Visualization Tool.  The Library is currently conducting a trial of this product which maps major energy developments from the last 27 years.  The trial ends on Wednesday.

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Explore oil, natural gas, coal, and alternative energy production by country or region.  Chart how production, capacity, or consumption has changed over time with a sliding timeline bar.  An interactive globe will take you around the world with a swipe of a mouse.  The tool includes a separate chronology section to explore major energy developments over time with pictures and a commodities filter to narrow or broaden your results display.

The page also include links to the Statistical Review of World Energy for 2014.  From there, view PDFs and Powerpoint slides on the major facts and figures for energy production in the last year.

Take it for a test drive and let us know what you think at askalibrarian@atu.edu.

 

Statista Trial

Looking for industry reports, company data, and market forecasts?  The Library is currently hosting a trial of Statista–a statistical database containing more than 1,000,000 statistics on more than 80,000 topics, from over 18,000 sources.

This database includes industry reports, as well as current company information, arranged largely in simple, easy-to-understand charts and graphs.  To use Statista, begin with a keyword search.  Results can include topic pages, industry reports, and “dossier” reports consisting of brief Power Point presentations summarizing the key facts of your topic.  Statista also provides you with an encyclopedia of statistical terms and a collection of infographics for quick, visually appealing snapshots of complex data.

Give it a try today and let us know what you think at askalibrarian@atu.edu.  We rely on your feedback to help determine what to add to the library’s buffet of databases, so please drop us a line to let us know if you love it/hate it/feel “meh” about it.  This trial ends on October 3rd, so take it for a test-drive soon.   For this and other Library trials, see our Trial Database Page.

Infographic: Engineering is America’s Highest-Earning Major | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista