Kean University Library

Curriculum-Focused Guides

 

Ready Reference Web Resources

 

Reference Databases Available to Kean University Patrons

The resources listed in this section are available to anyone using a computer in the Kean University Library. Off-campus access is available only to faculty, staff and students currently affiliated with Kean University.

Almanac Database

World Almanac (Facts.com)

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Bibliography and Citation Manager Database

EndNote Web (ISI Web of Knowledge / Thomson) -- Must sign up for free account. Click here for information about EndNote Web.

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Biographical Information Databases

Biography Collection Complete (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks)

Biography Reference Bank (WilsonWeb) VALE

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Thomson GALE) -- select Biography

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Book Information and Book Review Database

Book Review Digest Plus (WilsonWeb)

Books in Print (Bowker) VALE

LexisNexis Academic VALE -- Select Guided News Search, then Arts & Sports News category

Literature Resource Center (Thomson GALE) VALE

NoveList (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks) NJSL

NoveList K-8 (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks) NJSL

PsycCritiques (EBSCOhost)

Resources for College Libraries (Bowker)

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Career Information Databases

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (Facts on File)

Science Careers (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

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Company and Industry Information Databases

ABI / INFORM Trade & Industry (ProQuest) VALE

Campus Research (Westlaw) -- Select Hoover's Company Records or SEC Filings

Corporate ResourceNet (EBSCOhost) -- COMPLIMENTARY

Factiva (Dow Jones & Reuters)

Hoover's Company Records (ProQuest) VALE

LexisNexis Academic VALE --Select Business search form

MarketLine

Mergent Online

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Country Information Database

CountryWatch

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Current and Past Event Databases

Facts on File World News Digest - 1940 to present (Facts.com)

Issues and Controversies (Facts.com)

OmniFile Full Text Mega (WilsonWeb) -- Select Reader's Guide (Current Events) subject area

Today's Science (Facts.com)

TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks)  NJSL

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Current Issues Databases

Issues and Controversies (Facts.com)

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks) NJSL

Today's Science (Facts.com)

TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks)  NJSL

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Dictionary Database

Oxford English Dictionary ( Oxford University Press) VALE

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Encyclopedia Databases

Britannica Online

Britannica Spanish Reference Center (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

EBSCO Animals (EBSCOhost) -- COMPLIMENTARY

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (Wiley) VALE

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) -- COMPLIMENTARY

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Thomson GALE)

World Almanac Encyclopedia (Facts.com)


World Book Online Reference Center

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Geneological Information Database

HeritageQuest (ProQuest / JerseyClicks) NJSL

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Government Information Databases

CQ Electronic Library (Congressional Quarterly)

CQ Public Affairs Collection (Congressional Quarterly)

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly) VALE

CQ Supreme Court Collection (Congressional Quarterly)

HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal History


Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) -- COMPLIMENTARY

PAIS Archive (CSA Illumina) VALE

PAIS International (CSA Illumina) VALE

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (CSA Illumina) VALE

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Image and Map Databases

ARTstor

Facts on File World News Digest: Maps (Facts.com)

Facts on File World News Digest: Photos, Charts and News Maps (Facts.com)

World Atlas (Facts on File)

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Legal Information Databases

Campus Research (Westlaw) -- Select Law

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Thomson GALE) -- select Law

HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal History

LexisNexis Academic VALE -- Select Legal Research search form

OmniFile Full Text Mega (WilsonWeb) -- Select Legal subject area

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Miscellaneous Reference Databases

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science: ISI Web of Knowledge / Thomson) -- Use Current Limits at the bottom of the search screen to choose a specific citation index.

Bibliographic Index Plus (WilsonWeb)

Credo Reference (formerly Xreferplus)

Essay & General Literature Index (WilsonWeb)

LexisNexis Academic VALE -- Select Reference search form

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks) NJSL

Mental Measurements Yearbook (EBSCOhost) VALE

Personal and Business Forms (Facts on File)

Play Index (WilsonWeb)

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks) NJSL

Readers' Guide Full Text (WilsonWeb)

Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science: ISI Web of Knowledge / Thomson) -- Use Current Limits at the bottom of the search screen to choose a specific citation index.

Short Story Index (WilsonWeb)

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science: ISI Web of Knowledge / Thomson) -- Use Current Limits at the bottom of the search screen to choose a specific citation index.

Web of Science (ISI Web of Knowledge / Thomson)

Xreferplus (now called Credo Reference)

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Newspaper Databases

Custom Newspapers (InfoTrac / Thomson GALE / JerseyClicks) NJSL -- BARCODE REQUIRED ON-CAMPUS

Factiva (Dow Jones & Reuters)

LexisNexis Academic
VALE

McClatchy-Tribune Collection (EBSCOhost) -- COMPLIMENTARY

Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks)  NJSL

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2003) VALE

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Spanish-Language Databases

Britannica Spanish Reference Center (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest) VALE -- Select Español option

Fuente Academica (EBSCOhost)

GenderWatch (ProQuest) VALE -- Select Español for Interface Language and Translate Document options

¡Informe! (InfoTrac / Thomson GALE / JerseyClicks) NJSL -- BARCODE REQUIRED ON-CAMPUS

JerseyClicks NJSL -- Click Custom Search, then select ¡Informe!

Latino Literature (Alexander Street Press)

ProQuest Business Databases (ProQuest) VALE -- Select Español for Interface Language and Translate Document options

ProQuest Education Journals (ProQuest) VALE -- Select Español for Interface Language and Translate Document options

ProQuest Health Management (ProQuest) VALE -- Select Español for Interface Language and Translate Document options

ProQuest Psychology Journals (ProQuest) VALE -- Select Español for Interface Language and Translate Document options

ProQuest Social Science Journals (ProQuest) VALE -- Select Español for Interface Language and Translate Document options

Salud en Español (EBSCOhost / JerseyClicks) NJSL

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym Finder: Abbreviations and Acronym Dictionary
http://www.acronymfinder.com

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Almanacs

Farmers' Almanac
http://www.farmersalmanac.com

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Bibliographic Citation Generators

EasyBib
Free Automatic Bibliography Composer
MLA and APA Formatting
http://www.easybib.com

MLA Auto-Generator
http://mlagen.sourceforge.net
This site offers a downloadable freeware program that "generates correctly formatted (MLA, APA, Chicago, CPE, Turabian) entries for works cited or bibliography pages."

NoodleBib Express
NoodleTools

http://www.noodletools.com/login.php

Son of Citation Machine
David Warlick, The Landmark Project

http://citationmachine.net
This web-based tool generates bibliographic citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian citation forms.

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Biographical Information

History: Biographies
PBS

http://www.pbs.org/history/history_biographies.html

National Women's Hall of Fame
http://www.greatwomen.org

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Book Information and Book Reviews

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com

Google Book Search
http://books.google.com
Tip: Use this site to find rare and old books online.

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov

WorldCat
OCLC

http://www.worldcat.org
"Find items in libraries near you."

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Career Information

Black Collegian Online
The Career Site for African-American College Students

http://www.black-collegian.com

Career Development & Advancement
Center for Academic Success
Kean University

http://www.kean.edu/~career
This site provides information about job fairs and career workshops sponsored by Kean University and access to the College Central Network and MonsterTrak career services.

Career Journal
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/careers

Career Magazine
http://www.careermag.com

Career One Stop
http://careeronestop.com

Career Voyages
U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education

http://www.careervoyages.gov

Chronicle Careers
Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/jobs

College Central Network Services for Kean University
http://www.collegecentral.com/kean

Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
http://www.occupationalinfo.org

Mapping Your Future
http://mappingyourfuture.org
This site provides information regarding career exploration, college preparation, college financial aid, and money management.

Monster
http://www.monster.com

"Find Jobs, Build a Better Career, Find Your Calling."

MonsterTRAK
http://www.monstertrak.com

Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/oco

Riley Guide
Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet

http://www.rileyguide.com

Selected Business Websites
Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania

http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/business/businesswebsites.html

This resource provides a listing of sites focusing on various businesses, industries, and nonprofit organizations, as well as a listing of "Job Hunt" sites.

Vault
The Most Trusted Name in Career Information

http://www.vault.com

WetFeet
http://www.wetfeet.com
This site provides "career advice for your internship, job interview, or job search."

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Citation Style and Usage Guides

APA Formatting and Style Guide
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01

APA Research Style Crib Sheet
Professor Russ Dewey & Dr. Abel Scribe
http://www.docstyles.com/apacrib.htm

APA Style
American Psychological Association

http://www.apastyle.org
This site includes coverage of "APA Style Tips," "Electronic References," and "Frequently Asked Questions."

Chicago Manual of Style Online
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

Citation Style for Research Papers
Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citation.htm

Citation Style Guides
Seattle Central Community College

http://dept.sccd.ctc.edu/cclib/Research_Help/Citation_Style_Guides

Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style)
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/583/01

Frequently Asked Questions About the MLA Style Manual
Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style_faq

How to Cite Electronic Sources
The Learning Page
Library of Congress

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/start/cite/index.html

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01

National Library of Medicine Recommended Formats for Bibliographic Citation
Supplement: Internet Formats
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/formats/internet.pdf

Online! Citation Styles
Bedford/St. Martin's
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html

Research and Documentation Online
Diana Hacker
Bedford/St. Martin's

http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc
This site is an online version of Diana Hacker's booklet Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age. It provides tips on how to cite  print and online sources in over 30 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, history, and the sciences. The site also features examples of MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE citation styles.

Resources for Documenting Sources in the Disciplines
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/585/01

Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgement
Dartmouth College

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sources

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College and Graduate School Information

College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com
Click "For Students."

College Grazing
http://www.collegegrazing.com
Provides a college application "Essay Guide," "Planning Tools," and information relating to "College Planning." 

College is Possible
American Council on Education
http://www.collegeispossible.org

CollegeNET
http://www.collegenet.com
Includes sections devoted to "College Search," "College Applications," and "College Scholarships."

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
http://www.ets.org
Note: Provides information about the SAT, AP, GRE, PRAXIS, and other tests. Click resources for "Test Takers."

Kean University Undergraduate Admissions
http://www.kean.edu/kean_admissions/home.asp

Mapping Your Future
http://mappingyourfuture.org
This site provides information regarding career exploration, college preparation, college financial aid, and money management.

Nathan Weiss Graduate College
Kean University

http://www.kean.edu/~keangrad

National Association for College Admission Counseling: Student Resources
http://www.nacacnet.org/MemberPortal/ForStudents

Peterson's Education Portal
http://www.petersons.com

State of New Jersey
Colleges and Universities

http://www.state.nj.us/nj/education/college/index.html

State of New Jersey
Commission on Higher Education
http://www.nj.gov/highereducation

Students.gov
http://www.students.gov

Vault Education Center
http://www.vault.com/education.jsp

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Company and Industry Information

Financial Times Industry Surveys
http://www.ft.com/reports

Hoover’s Online

http://www.hoovers.com

How to Learn About an Industry or a Specific Company
http://www.virtualpet.com/industry/howto/search.htm

IBIS World
http://www.ibisworld.com/snapshot/industry/?id=ValuationResources

 

Industry and Trade Summaries
U.S. International Trade Commission
http://www.usitc.gov/ind_econ_ana/research_ana/ind_trade_summ/index.htm

 

Industry Research
U.S. Business Reporter
http://www.activemedia-guide.com/industry_profile_cp.htm

 

Manta Company Profiles
http://www.manta.com/coms2/page_company_profiles

Note:  Free registration is required for complete use of the site.

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Country and Geographical Information

Columbia Gazeteer of North America
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com/69

World Factbook
Central Intelligence Agency

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

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Dictionaries and Thesauri

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com/61

AskOxford.com
Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press

http://www.askoxford.com

Merriam-Webster Online
http://www.merriam-webster.com

OneLook Dictionary Search
http://www.onelook.com

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com/62

Wordsmyth: Dictionary - Thesaurus
http://www.wordsmyth.net
Free registration is required for full access to the site's features.

YourDictionary.com
http://www.yourdictionary.com
"The free dictionary search gives you definitions, thesaurus entries, spelling, pronunciation, and etymology results."

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Directories

AT&T Directory Assistance
http://www.corp.att.com/directory

Contact Your Government
USA.gov

http://www.usa.gov/Contact.shtml

Country Codes
International Dialing for Long Distance Calling
http://www.countrycodes.com

Federal Citizen Information Center
National Contact Center
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/call/toll-free.htm

New Jersey Legislature
Find Your Legislator

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp

Superpages
http://www.superpages.com

WhitePages.com
http://www.whitepages.com

WhitePages.com: Free Area Code Lookup
http://www.whitepages.com/area-codes

Yellowbook.com
Yellow Pages and Phone Book Services

http://www.yellowbook.com

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EBooks

Bartleby.com
Great Books Online

http://www.bartleby.com

Gutenberg-e
American Historical Association and Columbia University Press

http://www.gutenberg-e.org

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Encyclopedias

Columbia Encyclopedia
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com/65

Encyclopedia Smithsonian
http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI

Scholarpedia
http://www.scholarpedia.org
Scholarpedia is a "peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written by scholars from all around the world."

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Geneological Information

Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

http://www.ellisisland.org
This site offers a free "Port of New York Passenger Records Search."

HeritageQuest (ProQuest / JerseyClicks) NJSL
Note: Users can gain off-campus access to this web site by logging in with a New Jersey public library barcode number.

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Government Resources

Contact Your Government
USA.gov

http://www.usa.gov/Contact.shtml

Federal Citizen Information Center
National Contact Center
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/call/toll-free.htm

New Jersey Legislature
Find Your Legislator

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp

State of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us

USA.gov
The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

http://www.usa.gov

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Images and Maps

Image Collections
New York Public Library, Digital Collections
http://www.nypl.org/digital/collections_images.html

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
University of Texas Library Online

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
This site "provides access through group or item records to more than 50% of the Division's holdings, as well as to some images found in other units of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog records are accompanied by digital images--about one million digital images in all."

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Internet Search Engines and Directories

Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com

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Legal Information

FindLaw
http://www.findlaw.com

Thomas
Library of Congress

http://thomas.loc.gov
"In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress." Thomas provides access to Congressional Bills and Resolutions, the Congressional Record, Presidential nominations, treaties, and much more.

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Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/index.html
"This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present."

Newspapers Collection
Internet Public Library

http://www.ipl.org/div/news

This site provides links to "online newspapers from around the world."

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Open-Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org
Provides access to "free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals."

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Other Libraries

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov

Links to New Jersey Libraries and Others of Interest
Library Development Bureau
New Jersey State Library

http://www.njstatelib.org/LDB/Reference

New Jersey State Library
http://www.njstatelib.org

New York Public Library
http://www.nypl.org

Newark Public Library
http://www.npl.org

WorldCat
OCLC

http://www.worldcat.org
"Find items in libraries near you."

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Quotations

Columbia World of Quotations
Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com/66

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Reference Information Portals

Educator's Reference Desk
http://www.eduref.org

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org

Librarians' Internet Index
http://lii.org

Refdesk.com
http://refdesk.com

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Scholarship Information

Mapping Your Future
http://mappingyourfuture.org
This site provides information regarding career exploration, college preparation, college financial aid, and money management.

Students.gov
Scholarships and Grants
http://www.students.gov
Click the links listed under the heading "Pay for your education."

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Spanish-Language Resources

¡Información en Vivo!
Servicios de referencia en español
http://www.nypl.org/branch/questions/index2.html

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Statistics and Data

American FactFinder
U.S. Census Bureau
http://factfinder.census.gov

Data & Research
The World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/45B5H20NV0
The World Bank serves as "a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world." The "Data & Research" section of The World Bank site features "national and international statistics" on topics such as "classification of economies," "Millennium development goals," and "World development indicators."

Eurostat
European Commission

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

HNPStats
The World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/VK3WB23I40
"HNPStats was developed to serve as a data hub for Health, Nutrition and Population. It is comprised of a variety of data sources including household surveys, the World Bank Group and its client countries, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations (FAO), United Nations Population Division, United Nations Statistics Division, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)." The site provides access to "thematic data" by country on topics including "population dynamics, nutrition, reproductive health, health financing, immunization, infectious disease, and HIV/AIDS."

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The National Data Book

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab

UNdata
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

http://data.un.org

U.S. Census
http://www.census.gov

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Tests and Measurements

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
http://www.unl.edu/buros
The Test Reviews Online feature serves as a table of contents for the Mental Measurements Yearbook series. It offers alphabetical, category, and key word search forms, enabling the searcher to access information about critical reviews of commercially available tests.

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For additional resources, see the Kean Reference Collection Resources Guide.

*Disclaimer: The Kean University Library is not responsible for the content of web sites sponsored by external entities. Links are for educational purposes only. A web site's presence on this list does not represent an endorsement of the site's contents. Some sites may contain graphic images or text.

 

Originally prepared by Caroline Geck, Librarian, August 14, 2007

Updated by Linda Cifelli, Librarian, August 6, 2008

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