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* Education, Kinesiology & Health Promotion: Stats & tests & more

Here are the links to your tools for finding books, articles and more.

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Searching tips

Approaches to searching:

  • Your own keywords; use of wildcards and boolean combinations can improve your results.  Use this worksheet for thinking up keywords.
  • The database's index terms:  retrieve results with precision; works well when your keywords might match many synonyms.  Look for these terms in the descriptors or subjects field of a full record.  Search for these terms in a database's thesaurus or browse for them in a field's index.
  • An article's cited references:  no need to think up keywords:  find the record for a good article then search to find articles that have cited it; find related articles (searches for refs in common).  Web of Science Core Collection is the best database for this.
  • Ask other readers:  ask your professors, e-mail authors, hang out at conferences.
  • Browsing:  good old-fashioned technique; related books tend to be shelved together; also through serendipity you might find useful sources.

Finding statistics

Finding tests plus the DSM

Finding evaluations

Search ERIC and narrow results to document type "Reports-Evaluative."

Here is ERIC's definition of "Reports-Evaluative:" Studies evaluating research, alternative courses of action, or the merits of a particular process or program. Studies of feasibility of a given course of action. Evaluations of programs. Studies oriented toward decision-making and concerned with judgments rather than generalizations."

To find books search WorldCat. In your search mix include SU:"educational evaluation".

Newspaper articles, plus some magazines and broadcast transcripts


Government reports

Legal cases, laws, legal reviews, etc.

Sources for children's material

Textbooks for Kentucky districts

We have copies of all textbooks approved for use in Kentucky schools.

  • The textbooks are shelved by call number.
  • Then they are shelved by publisher, then by grade, etc.
  • This is the Kentucky schedule for textbook adoption.
  • Group I:  Language Arts (expired)
  • Group II:  Social Studies (expires in June 2013)
  • Group III:  Science (expires in June 2014)
  • Group IV:  Math (expires in June 2015)
  • Group V:  Practical Living and Vocational Studies (expires in June 2016)
  • Group VI:  Arts & Humanities, ESL, World Languages (expired)

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