Making the Quest for Tests & Measures a Little Easier

APALife just got a little easier for students searching for psychological tests and measures. The library now has a subscription to the American Psychological Association’s PsycTESTS online database.

What PsycTESTS does NOT contain: Every psychological test, measure, scale, survey instrument or assessment tool ever written. Sorry, folks.

What PsycTESTS DOES contain:

  • Over 5,000 actual tests or test items
  • Primarily unpublished tests (tests developed by researchers but not commercially available as stand-alone testing kits)
  • Summaries of some commercially available tests along with their purpose, some history of their development, and publisher contact information.
  • Links to articles describing the development, review, and/or use of the test.

Not bad, huh?

Yes, many of the tests are relevant to psychological research, but there are measures that cover quite a few different subject areas, including education, sociology and health. If you’re working on your SMP or just a research paper and need a test, measure or assessment tool, try searching PsycTESTS.

But don’t forget! If you can’t find what you need in PsycTESTS, we have plenty of excellent print resources for locating tests and measures. Take a look at the Psychology Research Guide for a quick refresher.