Whether you are looking for books, searching the internet or trying to find scholarly articles about program evaluation think carefully about the words you use in your search. The clearer and more precise the words in your search, the more appropriate will be the results from that search.
When searching in any database or catalog try to use pre-defined index terms to narrow your results. These are called subject terms or Descriptors. Here are a few examples of some appropriate descriptors for program evaluation.
Use Mirlyn, the University of Michigan catalog for finding books, DVDs and other materials.
Make sure you capitalize any connecter words (AND, OR, NOT) when searching or Mirlyn will disregard the words and assume you want the words connected with AND. See the examples below.
For additional tips on using Mirlyn for finding books take a look at the Mirlyn Research Guide.