The University of Chicago Library
Test Collection

The Test Collection at the University of Chicago Library

Scope of the Collection

The University of Chicago Library maintains a collection of separately published standardized printed instruments utilized in the fields of education and psychology. The collection now includes more than 5,200 separately published tests, some dating back to the early twentieth century.

Determining what the Library Owns

Instruments in the Test Collection are not listed in the Library Catalog or Lens. A separate index card file is located in the Fourth Floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Tests are entered under title, author, and broad subject classification. Also available are online listings of titles acquired since July 1, 1998 and another for acquired from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1998.

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Accessing and Using the Test Collection

The materials in the Test Collection are intended for academic research only. No tests may be checked out, photocopied or administered. The Test Collection is located on the Fourth Floor of the Regenstein Library.
To gain access to materials in the collection, appointments are necessary and can be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Core Test Resources

Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)
Coverage: The database begins with the 9th edition, 1980 of the printed version.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
Coverage: 1985 to present.

ETS TestLink (Educational Testing Service)
Coverage: From the early 1900s to the present.
Many of the tests are available on microfiche in the Library - Tests in Microfiche, Regenstein, Microforms, Floor 3, Call No.: microfcLB3051.T474.
Locating Tests in Microfiche in Regenstein Library

Tests : a comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education, and business
BF176.T43 2003 Regenstein, 4th Floor Reference Collection

Test Critiques
BF176.T43 Regenstein, 4th Floor Reference Collection

Tests in Print
Z5814.E9T47 Regenstein, 4th Floor Reference Collection

Additional Resources

Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes

Note the drop box option to limit by "Tests and Measures"; it indicates if a test is used in the methodology of a study. If the document includes the actual test in its entirety, the word “Appended” appears in the “Tests & Measures” field.
Instructional video: APA PsycNET: In Search of Tests & Measures

Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures
BF431.G58 Regenstein, 4th Floor Reference Collection

Measures for psychological assessment : a guide to 3,000 original sources and their applications
Z7201.C56 Regenstein 4th Floor Reference Collection, Regenstein Bookstacks, Social Service Administration, Reference

Tips on Finding, Interpreting and Using Psychological Tests

Some Additional Web Resources

Organizations and Research Centers