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Tests and Psychological Measures

How to locate psychological tests and measurement instruments and find evaluative information about them

Resources to Evaluate Tests and Measures

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (MMY) are the most useful and popular reference series for gathering background information. Tests in Print (TIP) is a comprehensive bibliography of available tests. Mental Measurements Yearbook provides reviews of tests. Please note that the database does not include copies of the actual test instruments.

Databases with Test Information

*Recommended* PsycTests is a research database providing access to psychological tests, measures, scales, other assessments, and descriptive and administrative information. The critical feature of this database is that most, but not all, of the actual tests are included. Be sure to select the "test available" box for actual tests. (See image below)

Please note: It’s important to understand that while the full test may be available, PsycTests is not meant to be a source for tests you can administer to patients or research volunteers. Tests must be used and cited according to the owner's instructions. Most materials cannot be copied or reprinted; however, you may request permission from the owner.

Tip: Look for the Permissions field if you find a test you’d like to use. When it reads "May use for Research/Teaching," the test can be used for non-commercial research or educational purposes. This also permits general use in a clinical setting. However, it is essential to note that most tests in the database do not include all the materials you need to administer and score the test. Although the test text is provided, supplemental material such as instructor guides and answer sheets are not.

You can use the information in the records to contact the author or publisher for this permission. Even if you are not using the test commercially, you may wish to contact the author for additional information about the test to help you understand how best to administer it and interpret the results.

Learn more about APA PsycTests Top Features on their blog. 

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