You are searching both of these databases simultaneously. You can start off by entering keywords into the search box. Records will be retrieved if your term appears anywhere within the record.
Sometimes you will need to refine your search in order to locate a specific test for your needs. If you want to search for specific information about a test, you can limit your search terms to a specific field. Some suggestions are listed below.
1. You know the name of the test, and want to see if there are any reviews about it. Imagine you are interested in the "Applied Knowledge Test." You would enter "Applied Knowledge Test " in the search box and choose TI Test Name from the field drop-down.
2. You want to find tests that serve a specific population. The field for this is PO Population. For example, "PO high school" or "PO grades 9-12." BE CAREFUL with this. There is very little consistency in how a population is defined, so you will want to include as many terms that describe your population as possible. To group more than one term, use parentheses, e.g., (engineering or industrial).
3. You can similarly limit your search to these specific fields using the convention above:
TX All Text
TI Test Name
PU Purpose (note: this is a brief statement describing the purpose of the test and is often taken directly from the test itself)
SU Test Category
RD Restricted Distribution
4. Searching by Test Category can be useful for getting all tests. It is one of the few controlled fields in the database. The categories are: