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Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Information about locating and using research tools containing information about psychological tests.

Tips for Searching Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

You are searching both of these databases simultaneously. You can start off by entering keywords into the search box.  Records will be retrieved if your term appears anywhere within the record. 

Sometimes you will need to refine your search in order to locate a specific test for your needs.  If you want to search for specific information about a test, you can limit your search terms to a specific field.  Some suggestions are listed below.

Searching a specific field

1.  You know the name of the test, and want to see if there are any reviews about it. Imagine you are interested in the "Applied Knowledge Test."     You would enter "Applied Knowledge Test " in the search box and choose TI Test Name from the field drop-down.

2.  You want to find tests that serve a specific population.  The field for this is PO Population.  For example, "PO high school" or "PO grades 9-12."  BE CAREFUL with this.  There is very little consistency in how a population is defined, so you will want to include as many terms that describe your population as possible.  To group more than one term, use parentheses, e.g., (engineering or industrial).

3.  You can similarly limit your search to these specific fields using the convention above:

TX All Text
TI Test Name
AC Acronym
AU Author
PB Publisher
PU Purpose (note:  this is a brief statement describing the purpose of the test and is often taken directly from the test itself)
PO Population
LV Levels
SC Scores
TM Time
DM Administration
SU Test Category
RE Reviewer
PD Manual
AV Price
NT Comments
CM Comments
RD Restricted Distribution
ST Subtests


4.  Searching by Test Category can be useful for getting all tests.  It is one of the few controlled fields in the database.  The categories are:

  • Achievement
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Developmental
  • Education
  • English and Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • Intelligence and General Aptitude
  • Mathematics
  • Miscellaneous
  • Neuropsychological
  • Personality
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Sensory Motor
  • Social Studies
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Vocations