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A Guide to Finding Information About Tests

 
 

NO FINDING TOOL CONTAINS ACTUAL TESTS. INSTEAD, DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION, CRITICAL REVIEWS AND REFERENCES TO ADDITIONAL SOURCES ABOUT TESTS ARE PROVIDED.

Tests in Print V: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests--serves as cumulative index to Mental Measurements Yearbooks.  The numbers in the main text refer to Mental Measurements Yearbook 1st-13th editions.
Location: Ref BF 176 .B67 1999

Mental Measurements Yearbook (sometimes referred to as "Buros")--in 14 editions, the 1st published in 1938 and the 14th in 2001; all editions contain unique information updating previous editions; some years include supplemental paper volumes 
Location: Ref BF 176 .B87 (year)

ERICAE Test Locator  http://ericae.net/testcol.htm --can search this site for test descriptions, reviews that are included in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks and test publishers

Test Critiques--in volumes I-X 
Location: Ref BF 176 .T419 1984

Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures 
Location: Ref BF 431 .G625

Other tools for identifying tests may be found by browsing in areas where the above tools are located. Each tool has a thorough introduction describing how best to use it. All of the above tools have an "Index of Titles" which is a useful point of entry if you know the title of the test in which you are interested. In addition, each contains a "Subject Index." Other useful indices are also available in the back of each volume.

Numbers given in the indices of Tests in Print V and Mental Measurements Yearbook are TEST ENTRY NUMBERS, not page numbers. These entry numbers are found in brackets above the test entry in the main text of these tools. Numbers given in Test Critiques' subject index found in volume X, are volume and page numbers.

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS USED IN THE BUROS VOLUMES

See #:# Mental Measurements Yearbook #:test entry #

see also T3:# Tests in Print III:test entry #

see also T2:# Tests in Print II:test entry #

see also P:# Personality Tests and Reviews:test entry #

a "star" = new test not listed previously

an "asterisk" =  test revised since previous listing


Created by Lori Buchanan, User Education Librarian, APSU.

 


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