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Tests and Measures

This guide describes resources in the University Libraries for locating tests and measures in the social sciences.

Introduction


MMY with TIP is a combination of two sources, both published by the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska. Mental Measurements Yearbook provides detailed descriptions and expert reviews of English-language, commercially published tests. Tests in Print is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. The two sources can be used to locate tests by topic along with detailed evaluations and publication information for purchasing instruments.

Print equivalents are available in the reference collection of Bizzell Memorial Library.

Test Records

Users can search by keyword or use the database indexes to browse the following fields:

  • Accession Number
  • Acronym
  • Administration
  • Author
  • Publication Date
  • Publisher
  • Reviewer
  • Reviewer Affiliation
  • Test Category
  • Test Name
  • Tests in Print Classification Code
  • Tests in Print Scores
  • Time
  • Yearbook

Records in MMY with TIP include extensive information on the purpose, administration, scoring, and use of each instrument.

For availability, note two fields in particular: publisher information and price. The publisher information usually includes the publisher's name, address, telephone number, email address, and website; however, some records, especially for older tests, do not include all contact options. Generally, the best place to begin is by searching online for the publisher's website. The price is usually provided for a full test administration kit.

Contact the publisher for further details.

Reviews

Following the information about the test, you will see a detailed review. These reviews generally discuss the reliabilty, validity, appropriate populations, and other information about correct use of the tests.