On Trial: Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

From now until Dec. 14, take a look at the best resource for finding the right test and testing instruments for your research: Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print.

This online resource contains a bibliography to all known commercially available English-language tests currently in print.  It also features full-text reviews for more than 13,000 tests in psychology, business, education, and leadership.  This is the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary reference tool for any researcher interested in tests, measurement, and assessment.

To get started, search the database by keyword, test name, test category, purpose, and more.  Results can be limited by whether or not a review is available, subject, date of publication, and publisher.

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Each entry will feature a description of the test, prices, scores, population, purpose, and—in most cases—a comprehensive review of the test to help you determine its effectiveness, uses, and potential pitfalls.

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Currently, the library has Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print in book form in the Reference Collection.  The online version pairs the listings of all Tests in Print with the reviews of all published volumes of Mental Measurements, making this a one-stop shop for comprehensive test information without ever having to leave your home or office.

With the online version, you can search across all volumes and all 13,000 reviews with keywords and subject searches.  You can also capture and import reviews and content through the familiar set of tools common to all our EBSCOhost products: save, email, permanent link, and import into Refworks.

If you are not sure where to begin in your quest for tests, take a look at this research guide about Tests and Measures.  It includes information about other resources for tests as well as handy hints for finding unpublished & non-commercial tests.

Does Mental Measurements measure up?  You be the judge!  Let us know by texting us at 479-802-4876 or emailing the collection liaison for Behavioral Sciences and Business, Angela Black, at ablack9@atu.edu.   Hurry, the trial ends on Dec. 14th—help us test out this potential resource!

Mental Measurements Yearbook from EBSCO on Vimeo.

Free Journals February

For the month of February, we now have access to over 200 journals in the behavioral sciences published through Routledge (Taylor & Francis).  These journals cover subjects like Mental Health, Social Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Gerontology, Work and Organizational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Creative Arts and Expressive Therapies, Behavioral Medicine and much more.  Just look for titles with the green box for free access to latest issues and archives.

Have a behavioral sciences article which you can’t find in full-text within any of our databases?  Try searching the journal title in this collection.  If you like what you find, let us know by contacting Angela Black, librarian for Behavioral Sciences.   Hurry–you have until Feb. 28th to sample these resources before they are no longer available.

Access Behavioral Science Journals:
http://bit.ly/oYulX6