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Database Tutorials

This LibGuide contains step by step instructions for majority of research databases available in the Wolfgram collection.

About PsycTESTS Database

PsycTESTS serves as a repository for the full text (when available) of psychological tests and measures as well as a source of structured information about tests of relevance to the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Health & Medicine
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Politics & Government
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Science
  • Social Sciences & Humanities

PsycTESTS covers the years 1910 to the present. Each record includes data on the scope of the test, test implementation, a high-level overview of the test’s development, and reliability and validity data (when available).

NOTE: Additional information on commercially available tests including population, cost, reliability, validity, etc. can be found in the Mental Measurements Yearbook Database.

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Advanced Search

From the Advanced search page, you can search by keyword or the title of the test. From this page, there are also numerous helpful filters. These include the following: Test Type, Administration Method, Commercially Available, Gender, Language, Population Group, APA PsycTests Classification, Test Methodology, Age Group, Fee, Instrument Type, Permissions, and Supporting Documentation. 

PsycTESTS advanced search page

The Results List

From the Results Page, you can further filter your search by Full-text, Peer-Reviewed, Date, Subject, Publication, Publisher, Language, and Age

The Results List also provides the basic information for each test including:

  • Test Name
  • Author’s Name
  • Language
  • Construct (This is what the test is intended to measure)
  • Subjects 

PsycTESTS search results page


The Detailed Record

When you click on the Title of a Test you will be taken to the Full Record for that item. The PDF full-text, if available, is linked on the left and you will also find the following information:
  • Test type
  • Source Used
  • Purpose
  • Description
  • Test Year 
  • Author(s)
  • Instrument Type
  • Format
  • Language
  • Construct
  • Classification
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Factor Analysis
  • Methodology
  • Number of Test Items
  • Administration Method
  • Age Group
  • And more

On the right you will also find a list of Tools. This includes:

  • Print, Email, Save, and Share the article. 
  • Click Cite to open the citation manager. Scroll through the citation style options (APA, MLA, Chicago, ectc.) and copy the citation for use. Be sure to Review the citation for errors. This citation will not be perfect -- names, dates, punctuation and style will need to be checked. 
  • Always use the Permalink in your citation or for use when sharing the article. This link is permanent and will always link directly to this article. Never use the URL in the browser search, this link will break. 

PsycTESTS item record