FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests (American Psychological Association)
Contains guidance on how to find both published and unpublished tests.

Directories and Other Reference Works

Commissioned reviews of 250 psychological tests / edited by John Maltby, Christopher Alan Lewis, Andrew Hill. Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, c2000. 2 volume set contains reviews for health and social psychology tests. Contains NO instruments. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .C65 2000 v.1-2
Directory of unpublished experimental mental measures / Bert A. Goldman. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c1996. Location: FIPP Reference BF431 .D57 1996 v.4-5, 7-8
Description: Provides access to more recent experimental mental measures, tests and surveys that are NOT commercially available. Each volume has a cumulative index for accessing any test in prior volumes. Contains NO reviews or instruments.
Measures for psychological assessment : a guide to 3,000 original sources and their applications / Ki-Taek Chun, Sidney Cobb, John R. P. French, Jr. ; foreword by E. Lowell Kelly. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, 1975. Locations
Description: Useful for tracking down measures that appeared in the literature in the 1960s-1970s. Provides annotated references to many psychological measures which first appeared in journal articles (listed in Primary References section) or other publications (listed in Applications section). Contains NO reviews or instruments.
Psychware sourcebook / compiled and edited by Samuel E. Krug. Champaign, Ill. : MetriTech, Inc., c1993. 4th ed. Location: FIPP Reference BF176.2 .P77 1993
Description: "A reference guide to computer-based products for assessment in psychology, education, and business." Contains NO reviews or instruments.
Test critiques / edited by Daniel J. Keyser, Richard C. Sweetland. Kansas City, MO : Test Corporation of America, 1984-1994. 10 volume set. Description: Companion to Tests (see entry below). Contains supplemental psychometric information such as reliability, validity, and norm development. Each test entry has an introduction, Practical Applications/Uses and Technical Aspects. Contains reviews. Locations
Tests : a comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education, and business / edited by Taddy Maddox. Austin, Tex. : Pro-Ed, c2003. 5th ed. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .T43 2003
Description: Similar to Tests in Print, it provides information on thousands of testing instruments in psychology, education and business. Contains NO reviews or instruments.
Tests in microfiche [microform format only]. Princeton, N.J. : Educational Testing Service, 1975- . Locations.
Description: This is a subset of the ETS Test Collection. Indexed also by Helen Hough's Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests Available in Compilation Volumes. These tests are not commercially published. Contains instruments (about 1,300 tests selected from the professional literature).

SWAN Library Catalog and Forest Test Collection

You can identify books about specific tests by using search terms such as the test acronym, a test keyword, or a test subject heading.
SUBJECT Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
SUBJECT Psychological tests for children
WORD "dementia rating scale*"
WORD mmpi-2
To determine whether the Forest Library owns a test, please consult the test inventory. For more assistance, ask at the Circulation Desk.

Tests & Instruments in Selected Databases

Note: All databases can be accessed at Forest Library except for AgeLine and CINAHL with Full Text.


Description: Covers about 700 measures referenced in the field of aging.

CINAHL with Full Text

Description: Index to the nursing and allied health literature (includes nursing measures).
Searching Tips: To search for nursing measures, limit search query by publication/document type: Questionnaire/Scale or Research Instrument.

ERIC – Education Resources Information Center (EBSCO)

Searching Tips: To search for educational measures, limit search query by publication type: Tests/Questionnaires.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments—HaPI (EBSCO)

Searching Tips: Search by various fields, including test acronym, title (for test name), subject, etc.

HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources)

Description: Free searchable catalog of research datasets, instruments/indices (about 156) and software relevant to health services research, behavioral and social sciences, and public health. Searching Tips: Click on radio button to Search Instruments/Indices only.

MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)

Searching Tips: To find studies using a test, combine your search query with MeSH terms such as Questionnaires; Mass Screening; Psychological Tests; Neuropsychological Tests; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales. Or use the MeSH subheadings, Methods, Therapy or Psychology under MeSH terms for a disorder, therapy type or emotion (respectively). Other strategies include combining your search query with keywords such as (scale* or inventory or inventories or questionnaire* or instrument* or screen*).

Mental Measurements Yearbook/Tests in Print (EBSCO; 1 simultaneous user license)

Searching Tips: To search for reviews, search for the test using various fields such as TI test name or AC test acronym.

ProQuest Psychology Journals

Searching Tips: To find studies using a test, combine your search query with Psychological Tests in SUBJECTS. May need to search by acronym and test name (use all name variants).


Searching Tips: To find an actual test, search the test name (add the word appended) in the TM Tests & Measures field. To find studies using a test, search by test name and its variant forms (if needed) in TM Tests & Measures field. Or, use Indexes to browse tests & measures for test name, then check mark all relevant variants to add to search box.

Test Reviews Online (Buros Institute of Mental Measurements)

Searching Tips: Search for tests alphabetically by title or by subject category. Keep in mind that reviews are available at no charge through the EBSCO Mental Measurements Yearbook database subscription. Otherwise, Buros will charge you a fee to access a test review.

TestLink (Educational Testing Service-- ETS)

Description: A test collection hosted by ETS which contains over 25,000 standardized tests, measurement devices and research instruments. Includes tests from U.S. and foreign publishers and test authors as well as titles only from Tests in Microfiche collection. Contains NO instruments.

Tests In Print (see Mental Measurements Yearbook entry)

Searching Tips: Search by various fields including TI test name or AC test acronym.

Indexes to Tests in Compilation Volumes

Note: Listed in priority order.
Compiled by Helen Hough, Health Sciences Librarian, Central Library, University of Texas at Arlington. Frequently updated.
Described as "an aid in locating known assessment instruments. As such, entries include only instrument title, author, date, & pages where located in larger compilation." Includes tests from ETS' Tests in Microfiche collection. Search by instrument keyword. Include phrase "compilation volumes" for best results.
SDSU Test Finder (San Diego State University Library)

Selected Compilation Volumes by Subject


Exacting beauty : theory, assessment, and treatment of body image disturbance / J. Kevin Thompson ... [et al.]. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c1999. Location: FIPP General RC569.5.B65 E93 1999 (also available in PsycBOOKS)


Tests and measurements in child development : a handbook / Orval G. Johnson, James W. Bommarito. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1971- . Locations


Assessment scales in depression, mania and anxiety / Raymond W. Lam, Erin E. Michalak, Richard P. Swinson. London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2005. Locations
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. FIPP General RC531 .P73 2001


Handbook of tests and measurement in education and the social sciences / Paula E. Lester, Lloyd K. Bishop. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press/Technomic Books, 2000. Location: FIPP Reference LB3051.L4543 2000


Handbook of tests and measurements for black populations / Reginald L. Jones, editor. Hampton, VA : Cobb & Henry Publishers, 1996. Locations


Handbook of family measurement techniques. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2001. Location: FIPP Reference HQ728 .H267 2001 v.1-3


The handbook of forensic Rorschach assessment / edited by Carl B. Gacono, F. Barton Evans ; with Nancy Kaser-Boyd, Lynne A. Gacono. New York : Routledge, c2008. Location: FIPP Reference: RA1151 .H364 2008


Dictionary of behavioral assessment techniques / edited by Michel Hersen and Alan S. Bellack ; with a new preface by the editors. Clinton Corners, N.Y. : Percheron Press, c2002. Location: FIPP Reference BF176.5 .D53 2002

Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series (John Wiley and Sons) Location: FIPP Library owns the majority of books in this series. To see all books in the series search in SWAN by the title Essentials of psychological assessment series.
Measures for clinical practice : a sourcebook / Kevin Corcoran. New York : Free Press, c2000. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .C66 2000 v.1-2
Rating scales in mental health / Martha Sajatovic, Luis F. Ramirez. Hudson, OH : Lexi-Comp, c2001. Locations


Compendium of quality of life instruments / [edited by] Sam Salek. Chichester ; New York : John Wiley & Sons, c1998. 5 v. Locations

Measuring health : a guide to rating scales and questionnaires / Ian McDowell. New York : Oxford University Press, c2006. Location: FIPP General RA408.5 .M38 2006. Available full-text.


A compendium of neuropsychological tests : administration, norms, and commentary / Esther Strauss, Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Otfried Spreen. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. 3rd ed. Location: FIPP General and FIPP Reference RC386.6.N48 S67 2006

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


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. Location: FIPP Reference BF698.4 .M38 1991


Handbook of psychiatric measures / edited by A. John Rush ... [et al.]. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., c2008. 2nd ed. Accompanying CD-ROM includes measures. Location: FIPP Reference RC473.P78 A46 2008


Handbook of sexuality-related measures / edited by Terri D. Fisher ... [et. al.]. New York : Routledge, 2011. Location: FIPP Reference HQ60 .H36 2011


Directory of psychological tests in the sport and exercise sciences. Morgantown, W.Va. : Fitness Information Technology, c1996. Locations

Psychological Assessment Handbooks and Encyclopedias

Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment / editor-in-chief, Michel Hersen. Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, c2004. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .C654 2004 v.1-4
Dictionary of psychological testing, assessment and treatment / Ian Stuart-Hamilton. London : Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .S78 2007
Encyclopedia of psychological assessment / edited by Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2003. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .E53 2003 v.1-2
Handbook of psychological and educational assessment of children / edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, Randy W. Kamphaus. New York : Guilford Press, c2003. Location: FIPP Reference BF722 .H33 2003 v.1-2 (plus copies in FIPP General)
Handbook of psychological assessment / Gary Groth-Marnat. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .G76 2009
The handbook of psychological testing / Paul Kline. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. Location: FIPP Reference BF176 .K575 2000
Psychological testing / edited by Steve T. Akeson. Akeson, 2001. 3rd edition. Location: FIPP Permanent Reserve BF176 .A78 2001