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Psychological Sciences: TESTS & MEASURES

A Guide to Library Research in the Psychological Sciences

DATABASES THAT CONTAIN TESTS & MEASURES + SCHOOL OF EDUCATION COLLECTION

WEBSITES WITH TESTS & MEASURES INFORMATION

OTHER SOURCES TO IDENTIFY TESTS & MEASURES

Listed here are additional ways to find psychological and educational tests and measures.  In most cases, these lead only to descriptions and evaluations of tests and measures, not to actual tests and measures.  That's because most of the published tests and measures require training to administer.

1.  Mental Measurements Yearbook (link shown above):  electronic and print access.  This database describes and evaluates tests but does not include the actual tests or examples.

The Mental measurements yearbook -- [print volumes].

Publication info.: Highland Park, N.J. : The Mental Measurements Yearbook, 1941-

SWEM CALL NUMBER                              COPY  MATERIAL   LOCATION

  BF431 .A1 M46                                        REFERENCE   REFERENCE  multiple volumes in Reference and Stacks

 

2.  Use the book "Measures for Clinical Practice and Research" -- a 2-volume set full of sample tests and measures.  Volume 1 covers Couples, Families, and Children; Volume 2 covers Adults; Volume:

2013 edition:  REF BF 176 .C66 2013

2000 edition (title = "Measures for Clinical Practice"):  on reserve at Swem Library's Circulation/Reserves Desk at BF176 .C66 2000

 

3. Review the American Psychological Association's "Finding Information about Psychological Tests" webpage.

 

4.  Search our Library Catalog for books that contain sample tests and measures:  use search phrases such as "psychological tests" or "educational tests."

Other keywords that might show up in the title of a book with sample tests and measures are:

  • test OR tests OR testing
  • diagnosis
  • measure(s)
  • measurement(s)
  • evaluation(s)
  • questionnaire(s)
  • survey(s)
  • interview checklist(s)
  • scale(s)
  • instrument(s)
  • schedule(s)

 

5.   If looking for a test or measure related to a specific topic or condition, search PsycINFO and our Library Catalog with these types of search strategies:

autism
AND
(test* OR diagnosis OR scale* OR instrument*)

personality
AND
(test* OR survey* OR questionnaire* OR scale*)

 

 

6.  ETS (Educational Testing Service):  tests that can be purchased. However, the ETS database of tests might also lead to tests that are available in journals and books.

 


 

7.  Tests in print : a comprehensive list of tests. Describes them but does not include the actual tests) to help identify possible tests.  Focuses on education, psychology, and industry.

edited by Oscar Krisen Buros, Barbara A. Peace,   editorial associate, William L. Matts, editorial

assistant.     Publication info.: Highland Park, N.J. : Gryphon Press, 1961.

SWEM CALL NUMBER                              COPY  MATERIAL   LOCATION

   1)BF431 .A1 M462 1961                        1   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

                                                                      2   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

Tests in print II : an index to tests, test reviews, and the literature on specific tests / edited by Oscar

Krisen Buros.    Publication info.: Highland Park, N.J. : Gryphon Press, 1974.

 

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   1)BF431 .A1 M462 1974                        1   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

 

Tests in print III : an index to tests, test reviews,  and the literature on specific tests / edited by James

V. Mitchell, Jr.     Publication info.: Lincoln, Neb. : Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln :   Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press, 1983.

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   1)BF431 .A1 M462 1983                        1   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

 

Tests in print IV : an index to tests, test reviews,  and the literature on specific tests / edited by Linda

L. Murphy, Jane Close Conoley, and James C. Impara.   Publication info.: Lincoln, Neb. : Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln :   Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

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   1)BF431 .A1 M462 1994 V.1                    1   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

   2)BF431 .A1 M462 1994 V.2                    1   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

 

Tests in print V : an index to tests, test reviews,   and the literature on specific tests / edited by Linda

L. Murphy, James C. Impara, Barbara S. Plake.     Publication info.: Lincoln, Neb. : Buros Institute of Mental  Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln :  Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

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   1)BF431 .A1 M462 1999 v.1                    1   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

   2)BF431 .A1 M462 1999 v.2                    1   REFERENCE   REFERENCE  

 

Tests in print VIII:  an index to tests, test reviews, and the literature on specific tests / edited by Oscar Krisen Buros.  Highland Park, N.J. : Gryphon Press, 2011.

SWEM CALL NUMBER                               COPY       MATERIAL                LOCATION

BF431 .A1 M462 v.8 2011                                          1         Reference materials         Reference

 


 

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