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Tests and Measurements: Test Collection at Peabody Library

This resource guide contains a variety of sources that you will want to consult when searching for information on tests and measurements.

Purpose of the Test Collection

The purpose of the Peabody Library Test Collection is to serve the classroom and  teaching needs of Vanderbilt faculty .

Finding Test Materials

All tests can be located through Vanderbilt Libraries' online catalog, ACORN. The most efficient way to find tests, aside from doing a title search, is to use the Advanced Keyword Search in Acorn.

Helpful Tips for Advanced Searching:

  • Build a search with keywords such as "Toddler" and "Cognitive"
  • Limit the Type to "Tests"
  • Set location to "Currctr"

Checking Out materials from the Test Collection

Access to the test collection is limited to qualified faculty or graduate students under direct faculty supervision due to the ethical and legal requirements stated by test publishers. It is essential that the use of the test collection be limited to these constituents in order to maintain the validity of the tests. The collection is maintained in locked files. 

As of August 13, 2015: In order to access a test, you will need to look up the test title in the DiscoverLibrary catalog. Next to the location, you will see a TEST REQUEST button.You will be notified once the test is ready for you to pick up at the Library's Service Desk. As always, authorized users must present a valid VU ID card for check-out.


Leslie Foutch

Peabody Library