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Test Collection | Test Reference Sources

Basic Sources for Identifying Tests
Selected Works that Include Measurement Instruments
Additional Resources

In the listings below, RR4 indicates that the item locates in the Regenstein Library, fourth floor Reading Room.

Basic Sources for Identifying Tests

Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures, 1974-- .
BF431.G58 RR4
     This directory is intended "to provide researchers ready access to sources of recently developed experimental measures." For the most part, only American journals were used as sources. Entries arranged under categories, e.g., Achievement. Each entry gives test name, purpose, number of items, format, author, journal reference, and related research. Index. Authors and publishers have varied over the years. The most recent volume is 7, published in 1997. There is a Title Index to all 7 volumes, prepared by Martin Jamison, and published in 2001 (BF431 .J29 2001 RR4).

ETS Test Collection | Tests in Microfiche
      The Educational Testing Service (ETS) offers a free search facility into its database of more than 25,000 citations to tests and other measurement devices. Many of these instruments are not commercially published and, for some, the ETS sells copies in microfiche.
      A subset of the ETS Test Collection comprises Tests in Microfiche, to which the UofC Library subscribes (Regenstein, Microforms, Floor 3, Call No.: microfcLB3051.T474). A list of which tests are included in Tests in Microfiche is offered by Helen Hough in her resource Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes (described below). Available in print is the ETS test collection : cumulative index to tests in microfiche 1975-2000 (LB3051.E79 Index RR4).

ETS Test Collection Catalog, 1986--
LB3051.E790 RR4
     This listing of selected items in the collection of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) includes abstracts, availability information, and notes the age/grade for which the test is intended. The volumes are topically organized and some volumes have been reissued in 2nd editions. The volumes are: v. 1. Achievement tests and measurement devices -- v. 2. Vocational tests and measurement devices -- v. 3. Tests for special populations -- v. 4. Cognitive aptitude and intelligence tests -- v. 5. Attitude tests -- v. 6. Affective measures and personality tests.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)--via OVID
      Produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, this database indexes materials from 1985 to the present. It provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. The database contains citations to actual test documents and bibliographic citations to journal articles and compilations which contain information about specific test instruments. You can limit searches to "primary source" to retrieve only thos citations to sources where a copy of the measurement instrument is included.

Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)--via OVID
      This searchable database includes the full-text of the reviews and descriptive information about tests and measurement instruments that are contained in the print title of the same name (see description below). Full-text begins with the 9th edition (1980) of the printed MMY and continues to the present. The database is updated every six months. MMY is produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements and its website includes a variety of useful information. The Instructional Resources section offers "How To" guides and a MMY Index covering all the print volumes since 1985. Buros also offers a free service, Test Reviews Online, that includes citations to, and excerpts from, the complete MMY (and customers can then purchase the complete review if they do not have other access).

Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY), 1938-- .
Z5814.P8R91 RR4
     Published by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, the most recent edition is the 16th (c2005). Typical MMY test entries include descriptive information, one or two lengthy professional reviews, and reviewer references. Test numbers, rather than page numbers, are used in the indexes. A variety of indexes are offered, including an index of acronyms, a classified subject index (utilizing 18 major categories such as "achievement"), and a score index that lists the variables measured by the tests. Also available is a publisher index. Note that these indexes appear in the print version but are not accessible directly in the electronic version. To be reviewed in the MMY a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new, revised, or widely used since it last appeared in the MMY series. Beginning with the Fourteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook (2001), tests also must provide sufficient documentation supporting their technical quality to meet criteria for review. Between the years 1988 and 1999, the Buros Institute produced Supplements to the Ninth through Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbooks. Beginning with the Fourteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook, the Supplements were discontinued. The electronic version of MMY is updated before the print volume is published.

     This database, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), indexes journal literature in the field of psychology as well as books, book chapters, reports, and dissertations. PsycInfo offers a search limit of "Tests and Measures"; this field provides the names of tests that were used in the study or for an article where the test itself was the topic. If the document includes the actual test in its entirety, PsycInfo adds the word “Appended” in the “Tests & Measures” field. The APA offers much more guidance through its PsycInfo Search Help/Training Center, including Tips for Searching for Tests. Also available is an FAQ on Finding Information about Tests.

Test Critiques, 1984-- . Richard C. Sweetland, Daniel J. Keyser, general editors. Published by Pro-Ed.
BF176.T43 RR4
     Eleven volumes have been published to date. In non-technical language, this title provides evaluative studies of more than 800 of the most widely used assessment instruments. The critiques offer the reader information on each individual test, such as practical applications and uses, settings in which the test is used, appropriate as well as inappropriate subjects, and guidelines for administration, scoring, and interpretation. The critiques cite normative data and validity and reliability information, as well as what other experts have said about the test.

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business. Richard C. Sweetland, Daniel J. Keyser, general editors. 5th edtion Edited by Taddy Maddox. Pro-Ed, 5th edition, 2003.
BF176.T430 2003 RR4
     Provides basic information on the most commonly used tests, including publiser, cost and intended audience. Entries are organized by subject and numerous indexes are offered, including one for tests appropriate for physically impaired test-takers.

Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes
      Thanks to the work of Helen Hough, Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington, this freely available resource indexes more than 100 titles that provide the text of more than 10,000 instruments. The website also offers help pages and a list of links to FAQs about locating tests and measures

Tests in Print (TIP), 1961-- .
Z5814.E9T47 RR4
     Published intermittently by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, the most recent edition is the 6th, 2002. The objective is to provide a comprehensive listing of all commercially available tests published in English. For each title, the entry includes information about the test's construction, its appropriate uses, and bibliographies of references. The following indexes are offered: MMY test reviewers -- Index of titles -- Index of recently out-of-print tests --Index of acronyms -- Classified subject index --Publishers directory and index -- Index of names -- Score index. Buros offers a Tip Sheet for using this resource.


Selected Resources that Include Measurement Instruments

Assessing and measuring caring in nursing and health science / Jean Watson. Imprint: New York : Springer Pub., 2002.
RT42 .W38 2002 Crerar Bookstacks

Assessing children's well-being : a handbook of measures / [edited by] Sylvie Naar-King, Deborah A. Ellis, Maureen A. Frey. Imprint: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.
RJ50 .A835 2004 RR4 (on order) and Crerar Bookstacks

Assessment scales in old age psychiatry / Alistair Burns, Brian Lawlor, Sarah Craig ; with a contribution by Robert Coen. 2nd ed. London : Martin Dunitz, c2004.
RC473.P78 A87 2004 Crerar Reference

CHIPTS Instrument Bank
     Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Center for HIV Idenification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) is a collaboration of univerisities and other organizations. A wide variety of assessment instruments and surveys are made available in full-text, covering topics ranging from acculturation to victimization. The instruments have been developed by HIV researchers as well as other professionals.

Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools (CART) for Meauring Education and Youth Development Outcomes
      This is a database that provides information on instruments that measure attributes associated with youth development programs. CART includes descriptions of research instruments, tools, rubrics, and guides and is intended to assist those who have an interest in studying the effectiveness of service-learning, safe and drug-free schools and communities, and other school-based youth development activities. You will find a brief description of the instruments, the target population for the instrument, contact information for acquiring the instrument, and other parameters that should guide its use. Some of the instruments are availabe in full-text. Support for assembling this compendium was supported by The Star Center and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Learning In Deed Initiative.

A compendium of neuropsychological tests : administration, norms, and commentary / Otfried Spreen, Esther Strauss. 2nd ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998. (2006 edition is on order)
RC386.6.N48 S67 1998 Crerar Reference

Compendium of quality of life instruments / [edited by] Sam Salek. Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c1998. 5 volumes.
RA407.C65 1998 Crerar Bookstacks

Communication Research Measures: A Sourceboook. Rebecca A. Rubin. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.
P91.3.C62 RR4 (on order)

Exacting beauty : theory, assessment, and treatment of body image disturbance / J. Kevin Thompson ... [et al.]. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c1999.
RC569.5.B65 E93 1999 Crerar Bookstacks and SSAd

The Experience of work : a compendium and review of 249 measures and their use / John D. Cook ... [et al.]. London ; San Diego : Academic Press, 1981.
HF5549.5.A83E90 1981 RR4

Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques. Edited by John Touliatos, Barry F. Perlmutter, Murray A. Strauss. Sage, 2001.
HQ728.H267 2001 RR4 and SSAd

Handbook of geriatric assessment / edited by Joseph J. Gallo ... [et al.]. 4th ed. Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2006.
RC953 .G34 2006 Crerar Bookstacks

Handbook of marketing scales : multi-item measures for marketing and consumer behavior research / William O. Bearden, Richard G. Netemeyer. 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1999.
HF5415.3 .B323 1999 Regenstein Bookstacks

Handbook of neurologic rating scales / edited by Robert M. Herndon. 2nd ed. New York, N.Y. : Demos Medical Pub., c2006.
RC348 .H296 2006 Crerar Reference

Handbook of psychiatric measures / Task Force for the Handbook of Psychiatric Measures ; A. John Rush, Jr. ... [et al.]. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association, c2000. Text plus 1 computer optical disk (4 3/4 in.)
RC473.P78A46 2000 Crerar and SSAD (ask at circulation for the CD-Rom)

Handbook of research design and social measurement / Delbert C. Miller. 5th ed. Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1991.
[6th edition is on order].
H62.M440 1991 Regenstein Bookstacks and SSAd Reference

Handbook of sexuality-related measures / edited by Clive M. Davis ... [et. al.]. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1998.
HQ60.H36 1998 RR4 and Regenstein Bookstacks

Handbook of scales for research in crime and delinquency / Stanley L. Brodsky and H. O'Neal Smitherman. New York : Plenum Press, c1983.
HV9274.B760 1983 SSAd and Law

Marketing scales handbook : a compilation of multi-item measures / Gordon C. Bruner II, Paul J. Hensel. Chicago, IL : American Marketing Association, c1992-c2005. 4 volumes
HF5415.3.B7850 1992 Regenstein Bookstacks

Measurement of love and intimate relations : theories, scales, and applications for love development, maintenance, and dissolution / Oliver C.S. Tzeng. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
HM132.T840 1993 Regenstein Bookstacks

Measurement tools in patient education / [edited by] Barbara K. Redman. 2nd ed. New York : Springer Pub., c2003.
R727.4 .M4 2003 Crerar Bookstacks

Measures for Clinical Practice: A Sourcebook, 2 vols. Fischer, Joel and Kevin Corcoran. 3rd ed., Free Press; Maxwell Macmillan, 2000.
BF176.C66 2000 RR4 and SSAd

Measures of personality and social psychological attitudes / edited by John P. Robinson, Phillip R. Shaver, Lawrence S. Wrightsman ; contributors, Frank M. Andrews ... [et al.]. San Diego : Academic Press, c1991.
BF698.4.M380 1991 RR4

Measures of political attitudes / edited by John P. Robinson, Phillip R. Shaver, Lawrence S. Wrightsman. San Diego : Academic Press, c1999.
JA74.5 .M43 1999 RR4 (on order) and Regenstein Bookstacks

Measures of religiosity / edited by Peter C. Hill and Ralph W. Hood, Jr. Birmingham, Ala. : Religious Education Press, c1999.
BR110 .M43 1999 RR4

Measuring health : a guide to rating scales and questionnaires / Ian McDowell. 3rd ed. New York : Oxford University Press, c2006.
RA408.5 .M38 2006 Crerar Bookstacks

Measuring violence-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among youths : a compendium of assessment tools / compiled and edited by Linda L. Dahlberg, Susan B. Toal, Christopher B. Behrens. Atlanta, Ga. : Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ; [Washington, D.C. : Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor], 1998.
BF723.A35M42 1998 SSAd

Mirrors for behavior; an anthology of classroom observation instruments. Edited by Anita Simon [and] E. Gil Boyer. Technical assistance: Gertrude Moskowitz. [Philadelphia] Research for Better Schools, Inc. and the Center for the Study of Teaching, Temple University [1967-70]. 17 volumes.
LB1027.M67 Regenstein Bookstacks

Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of anxiety / edited by Martin M. Antony, Susan M. Orsillo, and Lizabeth Roemer. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2001.
RC531 .P73 2001 Crerar Bookstacks

Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of depression / edited by Arthur M. Nezu ... [et al.]. New York : Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, c2000.
RC537 .P6924 2000 Crerar Bookstacks

Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of school behavior / edited by Mary Lou Kelley, George H. Noell, and David Reitman. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Pub., c2003.
RJ503.3 .P735 2003 Crerar Bookstacks

Quality of life : assessment, analysis, and interpretation / Peter M. Fayers and David Machin. Chichester ; New York : John Wiley, c2000.
R852 .F39 2000 Crerar Bookstacks

Rating Scales in Mental Health. Martha Sajativic and LF Ramirez. Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp, 2003.
On Order

Scales for the measurement of attitudes [by] Marvin E. Shaw [and] Jack M. Wright. New York, McGraw-Hill [1967].
BF378.A75S54 Regenstein Bookstacks

Sourcebook of adult assessment strategies / Nicola S. Schutte and John M. Malouff. New York : Plenum Press, c1995.
RC473.P78S380 1995 RR4


Additional Resources

Character Education Partnership Assessment Index
     Founded by Emory University and now partially supported by the U.S. Department of Education, this index offers desciptions of instruments arranged in topical categories, such as "moral reasoning" and "social responsibility."

Commissioned Reviews of 250 Psychological Tests. Edited by John Maltby, Christopher Alan Lewis and Andrew Hill, Edwin Mellen Press, 2 vol. 2000.
BF176.C65 2000 RR4

A Consumer's Guide to Tests in Print. Hammill, Donald D. 2nd ed. Pro-Ed, 1992.
LB3060.32.N67H360 1992 RR4

Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques. Edited by Michel Hersen and Alan S. Bellack, Pergamon, 1988.
BF176.5.D53 1988 RR4

Directory of test collections in academic, professional, and research libraries / edited by Paul G. Fehrmann and Nancy Patricia O'Brien ; compiled by Ad Hoc Committee on the Test Collection Directory, Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, Association of College and Research Libraries ; directory data analyzed, collated, formatted, and indexed by Cheryl R. Sturko Grossman. Chicago : The Association, c2001.
LB3051 .D564 2001 RR4 and RR1 (shelved next to the reference desk)

Early Childhood Measures Profiles
     This project was made possible by support from the SEED Consortium of federal agencies to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Family and Child Well-being Research Network The SEED Consortium (Science and the Ecology of Early Development) involves federal agencies working together to lay the groundwork for and fund research on issues pertaining to the development of young children, and especially how specific environments (ecologies) can best suport early development. The compendium includes profiles of early childhood assessments that arecommonly used to measure areas of development, including language and literacy, cognition, mathematical understanding, social and emotional competency, and approaches to learning. The profiles include information such as the purposes of the measure, the population it was developed with, the age range intended for, key constructs covered, who administers the measure and the skill level required, what is required of the child during administration and about how long administration takes, the age ranges it is appropriate for, and a summary of reliability and validity data for the measure. (Thanks to Margit Zsolnay for alerting me to this resource and the description of content).

Educational Measurement. Edited by Robert T. Linn. 3rd ed. American Council on Education; Macmillan, 1989.
LB3051.E258 1989 RR4

Educational research, methodology and measurement : an international handbook. 2nd ed. Oxford, U.K. ; Tarrytown, N.Y. : Pergamon, 1997.
LB1028 .E3184 1997 RR4

Encyclopedia of psychological assessment. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2003. 2 volumes.
BF176.E53 2003 RR4

Family Assessment: A Guide to Methods and Measures. Grotevant, Harold D. and Cindy I. Carlson. Guilford Press, 1989.
HQ518.G750 1989 RR4 and SSAd

Family measurement techniques : abstracts of published instruments, 1935-1974 / Murray A. Straus and Bruce W. Brown. Rev. ed. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1978.
HQ728.S860 1978 RR4 and Regenstein Bookstacks

Gender Roles: A Handbook of Tests and Measures. Beere, Carole A. Greenwood Press, 1990.
HM253.B430 1990 RR4

A guide to 100 tests for special education / Carolyn Compton. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Globe Fearon, c1996.
LB1131.C54160 1996 Regenstein Bookstacks

Handbook of Psychological and Educational Assessment of Children. Edited by Cecil R. Reynolds and Randy W. Kamphaus. Guilford Press, 1990.
BF722.H330 1990

Handbook of Psychological Testing. Kline, Paul. Routledge, 1993.
BF176.K5750 1993 RR4

Index to tests used in educational dissertations / by Emily Fabiano. Phoenix : Oryx Press, 1989.
LB3051.F30 1989 RR4

International Encyclopedia of Educational Evaluation. Edited by Herbert J. Walberg and Geneva D. Haertel. Pergamon, 1990.
LB2822.75.I570 1990 RR4

Major Psychological Assessment Instruments, 2nd ed. Edited by Charles S. Newmark. Allyn and Bacon, 1996.
BF176.M350 1996 RR4

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes. Edited by John P. Robinson, Phillip R. Shaver, Lawrence S. Wrightsman. Academic Press, 1991.
BF698.4.M380 1991 RR4

Measuring health : a review of quality of life measurement scales. Bowling, Ann. 3rd ed. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England ; New York, NY : Open University Press, 2005.
RA407 .B69 2005 Crerar Bookstacks

Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL)
     Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this library was developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document, or review project evaluations. The purpose of this system is to collect and make available evaluation plans, instruments, and reports for NSF projects that can be used as examples by Principal Investigators, project evaluators, and others outside the NSF community as they design proposals and projects.

Practitioner's guide to developmental and psychological testing / Glen P. Aylward. New York : Plenum Medical, c1994.
RJ503.5.A940 1994 RR4

Practitioner's guide to evaluating change with intellectual assessment instruments / edited by Robert J. McCaffrey, Kevin Duff, and Holly James Westervelt. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2000.
RC386.6.N48 P73 2000 Crerar Bookstacks

Practitioner's guide to evaluating change with neuropsychological assessment instruments / edited by Robert J. McCaffrey, Kevin Duff, and Holly James Westervelt. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2000.
RC386.6.N48 P73 2000 Crerar Bookstacks

Psychological Testing: An Inside View. Edited by Moshe Aeidner and Robert Most. Consulting Psychologists Press, 1992.
BF176.P7760 1992 RR4

Psychware sourcebook / compiled and edited by Samuel E. Krug. 4th ed. Champaign, Ill. : MetriTech, Inc., c1993.
BF176.2 .K78 1993 RR4

Sex and Gender Issues: A Handbook of Tests and Measures. Beere, Carole A. Greenwood Press, 1990.
BF692.B380 1990 RR4

Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education. Revised ed. 1999
LB3051.A693 1999 RR4 and Regenstein Bookstacks

Testing Adolescents: A Reference Guide for Comprehensive Psychological Assessments. Robert G. Harrington, general editor. Test Corporation of America, 1986.
BF724.25.T47 RR4

Testing Adults: A Reference Guide for Special Psychodiagnostic Assessements. Dennis P. Swiercinsky, general editor. Test Corporation of America, 1985.
RC469.T470 1985 RR4

Testing Children: A Reference Guide for Effective Clinical and Psychoeducational Assessments. S. Joseph Weaver, general editor. Test Corporation of America, 1984.
BF722.T47 RR4

Testing Young Children: A Reference Guide for Developmental, Psychoeducational, and Psychosocial Assessments. Jan L. Culbertson and Diane J. Willis, general editors. Pro-Ed, 1993.
BF719.6.T470 1993 RR4

Tests and Measurements in Child Development: Handbook II, 2 vols. Johnson, Orval G. Jossey-Bass, 1976.
BF722.J681 RR4 and Gen

Tests in education : a book of critical reviews / compiled by Philip Levy, Harvey Goldstein. London ; Orlando : Academic Press, 1984.
LB3056.G7L490 1984 RR4 and Regenstein Bookstacks