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Tests and Measures: Descriptions of Tests to Purchase

Descriptions of Commercial Tests (No Way to Limit Search to those in Books & Articles you could get via the Library)

Go here for databases that let you limit your search to tests printed in books or articles, so that you can get them through the Library or Interlibrary loan. 

Go here for books of tests that are definitely in the Library.

The sources on this page will let you search for descriptions of tests.  They do not let you limit your search to tests that you could get for free through the Library in full text in a book or article.  Often these sources would be useful if you have funding to buy the test or if you only need a description, not the full test.


Mental Measurements Yearbook[EBSCO]

Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present. Tests in Print is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in English.

An additional source to search for tests, many of which can only be obtained by personally purchasing a copy, is: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements Test Reviews online