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American Psychological Association. Finding Information about Psychological Tests: Frequently Asked Questions.
Provides a description of the test locating process and the use of print and electronic resources. Covers published and unpublished (noncommercial) tests and measures. Includes responsibilities of the user of unpublished tests. [http://www.apa.org/science/test.html]
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation. Finding Information about Educational Tests and Psychological Measures.
Provides full text overviews of testing in career planning, counseling, and therapy. Offers a guided search of the ERIC documents database, a bibliography of major resources on test selection and standards, and an annotated list of websites. [http://ericae.net/faqs/Findtests/findinfo.htm]
Hamilton, Ian Stuart. Dictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment : Includes Key Terms in Statistics, Psychological Testing, Experimental Methods and Therapeutic Treatments. 2nd edition. Taylor & Francis, 1996. (REF BF 176.S78 1996)


Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures. New York: Behavioral Publications, 1974-. (REF BF 431 .G625).
Supplements Mental Measurements Yearbook. Directory of experimental test instruments not available commercially but reported in the periodical literature. Covers education, psychology, sociology, and personnel work.
Essentials of Psychological Testing. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. (REF BF 176 .C76 1984).
Covers the use of tests, types of tests, administering tests, personality measurement, etc. Appendices include "Sources 1984 Listing Specialized Tests and Measuring Devices" and "Selected Publishers and Test Distributors."
Family Measurement Techniques: Abstracts of published instruments, 1935-1974. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1978. (REF HQ 728 .S86 1978).
Contains information on over 800 instruments concerned with measuring characteristics of the family.
Index to Tests Used in Educational Dissertations. Fabiano, Emily. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1989. (REF LB 3051 .F3 1989).
Covers tests identified in educational dissertations in Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) for the years 1938 to 1980. Entry includes test title, test population, DAI volume and page, and dissertation author.
Krug, Samuel E. Psychware Sourcebook. 3rd ed. Kansas City, MO: Test Corporation of America, 1988. (REF BF 176.2 .K78 1988).
Describes computer-based products which can be used for assessment in psychology, education and business. Descriptions include categories of use, areas of application, types of delivery systems, price adn supplies.
Mental Measurements Yearbook. Highland Park, NJ: Gryphon, 1938-. (REF Z 5814 .P8B932).
Basic index to commercially available tests in psychology and education. Includes: critical test reviews, references on construction, use, and limitations of specific tests; and reviews of measurement books and monographs. Tests in Print V (REF LB 1131 .B4672 1999) may be used as an index to the entries in the first thirteen editions.
Lezak, Muriel Deutsch. Neuropsychological Assessment. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, 1995. (REF RC 386.6.N48L49) 1995
Preliminary chapters introduce behavior from psychological and neuroanatomical aspects. Following descriptions of the deficit to be measured, test records include characteristics, cautions, reports on research findings and liberal numbers of references.
Newmark, Charles S., editor. Major Psychological Assessment Instruments. 2nd edition. Allyn & Bacon, 1996. (REF BF 176.M35 1996)
Provides information about the introduction, construction, administration, interpretation and status of eleven major tests including the MMPI, Millon, Rorschach, TAT, Wechsler, and the clinical use of figure drawing.
Spreen, Otfried. Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests : Administration, Norms, and Commentary. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 1998. (REF RC 386.6.N48S67 1996)
Provides descriptions of unpublished tests measuring cognitive abilities. Test record includes purpose, source, administration, scoring, norms, and a list of references with reliability and validity information.
Stromberg, Marilyn Frank. Instruments for Clinical Health-Care Research. 2nd edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1997. (REF RT 48 .I57 1997).
Includes brief descriptions of test instruments in areas ranging from quality oflife, spirituality, and self care to clinical problems like alteration in taste, skin integrity and pain.
Test Critiques. vol. I-X. Kansas City: Test Corporation of America, 1984-1994. (REF BF 698.5 .T48).
Critical assessments of psychological, educational and business tests. Bibliographic references for each test. See latest volume for cumulative subject and title index to the series.
Tests: A comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education and business. 2nd edition. Kansas City: Test Corporation of America, 1986. (REF BF 176 .T43 1986)..
Lists and classifies over 3,000 tests within the disciplines of psychology, education, and business. Includes information on how to order tests.
Tests and Measurements in Child Development - Handbooks I and II. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1971-1976. (REF BF 722 .J643).
Covers over 1,200 tests not published by regular test publishers or included in Mental Measurements Yearbook. The measures are classified into categories such as cognition and self-concept.
Tests in Print V. Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute, 1999.(REF LB 1131 .B4672 1999).
Indexes tests, test reviews, and the literature on specific tests. Includes directory of publishers. Indexes first thirteen editions of the Mental Measurements Yearbook.
Waltz, Carolyn F., and Strickland, Ora L., editors. Measurement of nursing outcomes. 3 vol. New York: Springer Publishing Company, c1988-1992. (RESV RT 85.5.M434)
Subjects cover client outcomes, nursing performance, clinical skills and professional development outcomes, and client self-care and coping skills. Includes a literature review on the outcome variable, an analysis of existing tools, the conceptual basis, purpose of the measurement tool, procedures for further development of the tool, the administration and scoring process, and the methodology for testing the tool's reliability and validity.
Women and Women's Issues: A handbook of tests and measures. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1979. (REF HQ 1180 .B43).
Compilation of the measuring instruments used in research regarding women.


Corcoran, Kevin and Fischer, D. S. W. Measures for Clinical Practice : 2 Vol. 3rd edition. Free Press, 2000. (REF BF 176.C66 2000)
Collection of short, easily scored and administered tests to assess most common problems clinicians see. Tests address anger, anxiety, assertiveness, death, depression, locus of control, social support and loneliness in adults, couples, families and children.
ETS Test Collection [http://www.ets.org/testcoll/index.html]
Provides electronic access to the records of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) test collection as well as a convenient means to search the content of Mental Measurements Yearbook, Tests in Print, Tests, and Test Critiques. Microfiche copies of the tests may be requested using the "Request this item" option in IRIS. The record may be found under the title, "Tests in microfiche."
The ETS Test Collection Catalog. 6 vols. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986-1992. Vol.1: Achievement tests & measurement devices. Vol. 2: Vocational tests. Vol. 3: Tests for special populations. Vol. 4: Cognitive aptitute and intelligence tests. Vol. 5: Attitude Tests. Vol. 6: Affective Measures and Personality Tests (REF LB 3051 .E79).
Identifies over 17,000 tests and other measurement devices in the ETS test collection. For each entry, gives title, author, availability source, age level, descriptors and/or identifiers, and an abstract.
Hepner, John C. ETS Test Collection Cumulative Index to Tests in Microfiche, 1975-1987. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service, 1988. (REF LB 3051 .E79 1988).
Entry includes test title, author, date, test population and brief abstract. Subject, title and author indexes. To obtain a copy of the test, go to the title, "Tests in microfiche," in IRIS and use the "Request this item" option.
Instruments for Measuring Nursing Practice and Other Health Care Variables. 2 vol. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare, Division of Nursing, 1979. (REF RT 73 .U56).
Covers instruments in psychosocial and physiological domains. Includes descriptions, uses, nature of test development, comments and actual copies of the instruments.


Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1967- .(REF HQ 750 .A1 C47).
Contains abstracts from periodicals and books related to the growth and development of children. Use the subject term "Tests."
Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). Phoenix: Oryx, 1969- . (Index Table C and ONLINE).
Index to more than 700 journals in education and related areas. Use the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors at the Reference Desk to determine appropriate subject headings. Thesaurus also available online when "Mapping to subject heading" option used in searching ERIC.
Dissertation Abstracts International. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1953- .(REF Z 5055 .D6 and ONLINE).
Abstracts and indexes doctoral dissertations submitted to UMI. It is arranged by academic discipline. Education section has a subsection on tests and measurements. Also available online.
Education Index. New York: Wilson, 1929- .(Index Table C).
Indexes over 300 English-language journals as well as selected yearbooks and proceedings. Includes a listing of book reviews.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1985- .
Provides bibliographic access to measurement tools in health related areas, psychosocial science, and organizational behavior as well as library and information science. The range of instrument types is broad. Questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes and manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, scenarios and tests are included.
PsycINFO. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association, 1887- Also available in print as Psychological Abstracts. (REF BFI.P65) v. 1-82, 1927-1995.
Classified index to journal articles, dissertations, reports, monographs, and documents dealing with psychology and related disciplines. Use the Thesaurus of Psychological index terms (REF Z695.1.P7T48 1994) to identify terms dealing with testing and measurement. Available online when searching PsycInfo using the "mapping to subject heading" option.
Resources in Education (RIE). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 1966- .(Index Table E and ONLINE).
Indexes and abstracts reports, documents, proceedings, and papers -- processed by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). Use the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors (Index Table E) to identify appropriate subject headings. Also available online.


Aiken, Lewis R. Questionnaires and Inventories : Surveying Opinions and Assessing Personality. John Wiley and Sons, 1997. (REF BF 176.A483 1997)
Covers the construction, administration, storing, and interpretation of questionnaires, psychological inventories and population surveys. Also provides a critical discussion of commercially available tools. Includes diskette which is available separately by call number from Dana's Media Services.

Aiken, Lewis R. and Aiken, Lewis A. Rating Scales and Checklists: Evaluating Behavior, Personality, and Attitudes. John Wiley and Sons, 1996. (REF BF 39.A43) 1996
Covers theory construction and evaluation of rating and attitude scales, checklists and related questionnaires as they are used in the industrial, clinical and educational settings. Includes diskette (available by call number from Dana's Media Services) with programs to support work with rating scales and checklists.

Aiken, Lewis R. Tests and Examinations : Measuring Abilities and Performance. John Wiley and Sons, 1998. (REF BF 176.A485) 1998
Describes the design and application of instruments to measure cognitive and pyschomotor abilities. Includes diskette with programs to guide test selection, application and evaluation. Diskette available separately by call number from Dana's Media Services.

American Educational Research Association. Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing 1999. The Association, 2000. (REF LB 3051.A693) 1999

American Psychological Association. Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The Association, 1986. (REF LB 3051.A693) 1999

Osterlind, Steven J. Constructing Test Items : Multiple-Choice, Constructed-Response, Performance, and Other Formats. (Evaluation in Education and Human Services). 2nd edition. Kluwer, 1997. (REF LB 3060.65 O77 1998)

Thorndike, Robert M. Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education. 6th edition. Prentice Hall, 1996. (REF LB 1131.M433) 1997
Introductory text on educational measurement. Provides guidelines on test development and item analysis.


Pagano, Robert R. Understanding Statistics in the Behavorial Sciences. 5th edition. Brooks/Cole, 1998. (REF BF 39.P25 1998)


Criterion-Referenced Measurement. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1978. (LB 1131 .P6288).
Introduces user to criterion-referenced test development.
Guide to Criterion-Referenced Test Construction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1984. (LB 3060.32 .C74 G85 1984).
Evaluates what has been done, what still needs to be done, and what should be done in criterion-referenced test construction.


Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1973. (REF HM 251 .R739 1973).
Contains attitude measures still useful for research. Authors review scales in the areas of self-esteem, locus of control, alienation, authoritarianism, values, attitudes toward people, religious attitudes, and other sociopolitical attitudes.
Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes Series
Robinson, John P., editor. Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes. Academic Press, 1991. (REF BF 698.4.M38) 1991
Robinson, John P., editor. Measures of Political Attitudes. Ap Professional, 1999. (REF JA 74.5.M43) 1999
Provides information on measures, usually surveys, on subjects in political science, psychology, sociology, and communications. Includes actual scale items and scoring instructions when possible.
Scales for the Measurement of Attitudes. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967. (REF BF 378 .A75 S45).
Describes and evaluates 176 attitude scales dealing with social, political, and religious issues.


Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1991. (REF H 62 .M44 1991).
Reference source which aids in behavioral science research.
Measuring Human Behavior: Tools for the assessment of social functioning. New York: Teachers College, 1973. (REF BF 698.5 .L34).
Presents reviews of over 100 measuring tools in a number of domains (i.e., personal, group, organizational, etc.).

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