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Tests and Measures

Search for Descriptions of Commercially Available Tests

The sources on this page let you search for descriptions of tests.  They do not let you limit your search to tests that you could get for free through the Library in full text in a book or article.  Often the sources on this page would be useful if you have funding to buy the test or if you only need a description, not the full test.  These sources also let you rule out whether a test you have identified is available for free.  Use other tabs on this Guide for tests that you can get through the Library or online.


Mental Measurements Yearbook [Ebsco]

Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present. Tests in Print is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in English. Information about where and how individuals may purchase the test is included.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements Test Reviews online

An additional source to search for tests, many of which can only be obtained by purchasing a copy as an individual.  Information about where and how to purchase the test is included.


Sells tests to individuals, including assessment tools for ability, achievement, personality, behaviour, speech and language, occupational therapy, and career interests. Noted brands include the Wechsler and Kaufman families of products, MMPI, BASC, OLSAT, CELF, and PLS.