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Tests and Measurements

This library guide is a listing of resources to aid researchers and students as they pursue studies or research requiring information or access to tests, measurement tools, or assessment protocols. Call numbers indicate where items can be found in the Main Library at Kent State University. For further assistance, ask at the first floor Reference Desk.

Directories | Reviews and Descriptions | Research and Web Databases | Indexes and Bibliographies | Dictionaries and Encyclopedias | Books | Test Collections


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Directory of Test Collections in Academic, Professional, and Research Libraries
Ed. by Paul G. Fehrmann, Nancy Patricia O'Brien. Chicago: The Association, 2001.
Ref LB3051 .D564 2001
A listing of collections available to researchers and practioners who need to know the content of various tests. Provides list of institutions, size, focus, and content of collection, restrictions on use, and contact information.

Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures
Vol. 1-4, 6-8. Ed. by Bert A. Golman. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1974-2003.
Directory of non-standardized test instruments used to evaluate creativity, problem solving, vocational interests, aptitude, behavior, etc., that have not been produced commercially. Gives citations to journal articles where information about the test can be found.
Ref BF 431.G624 v.1-4, 6-8

ETS Test Collection Catalog
6 Vol. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986-1992 and 1993- 1995.
LB 3051.E79 1986 v.1-6; LB3051 .E79 1993 v. 1-2
(Also online at ETS Test Collection Locator at Brief descriptions of tests, including publication information, for vocational, achievement and intelligence assessments. Subject index permits searching by population (e.g., mentally disabled or grade 3) or by knowledge to be tested (e.g., job skills or reading skills).

Tests in Print VI
Ed. by Linda L. Murphy, James C. Impara, Barbara S. Plake. Lincoln, Neb: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, 2002.
BF176 .B96 2002
Two volume set identifies tests available to purchase as of 1999. Also refers to reviews that have appeared in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks (Z 5814 .P8 B932).

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education and Business
5th ed. Ed. by Teddy Maddox. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 2003.
These short descriptions of tests from education, psychology, and human resources provide title, author, population, purpose, scoring methods, cost and availability. Also lists tests that can be given to the hearing, physically and visually impaired, as well as non-English speakers.
Ref BF 176.T43 2003


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Buros Desk Reference: Psychological Assessment in the Schools
Ed. by James C. Impara, Linda L. Murphy. Lincoln, Neb.: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, 1994.
BF722 .B8x 1994
Presents instruments widely used by school psychologists. Tests are organized by broad categories including extensive descriptive information and reviews on each test. Also includes an alphabetically arranged index of titles and a publishers directory index for all in-print tests.

Communication Research Measures: A Sourcebook
Ed. by Rebecca B. Rubin, Philip Palmgreen, Howard E. Sypher. New York: Guilford Press, 1994.
Reserve P 91.3.C62 1994 and P 91.3.C62 1994 c.2
Describes instruments used in communication research. Presents comments on validity and reliability, and indicates what studies have used a particular instrument. Also includes the instruments themselves.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment
4 Vol. Ed. Michel Hersen. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2004.
BF176 .C654 2004 v. 1-4

Consumer's Guide to Tests in Print
2nd ed. Donald D. Hammill, Linda Brown, Brian R. Bryant. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 1992.
Ref LB 3060.32.N67H36 1992
Panel of experts report, in chart form, their evaluation of norms, reliability and validity of more than 250 norm-referenced tests typically used with school-aged children. Focuses on tests used for diagnostic, screening, or identification purposes. Includes index of test publishers.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV
4th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1994.
Reserve RC 455.2 C4 D54
Classifies mental disorders used in clinical, educational, and research settings. Includes textual descriptions and diagnostic criterias for each disorder. Disorders are classified by type and arranged according to the DSM-IV classification scheme.

Guide to 100 Tests for Special Education
Carolyn Compton. Upper Saddle, NJ: Globe Fearon, 1996.
Ref LB 1131.C5416 1996
Three to four page descriptions of a variety of tests concerned with academic skills, perception, memory, speech, language, gross motor skills, intelligence, and development for special populations. Descriptions include sample questions, what each test measures, how it is measured and the mean scores of each test.

Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques
2nd. ed. 3 Vol. Ed. by John Touliatos, Barry F. Perlmutter, Murray A. Straus. Thousand Oaks Park, CA: Sage, 2001.
Ref HQ728 .H267 2001 v. 1-3
Over 1,000 abstracts of instruments that deal with various dimensions of interaction, intimacy, values, parenthood, family roles and power, and adjustment. Most abstracts provide a description of the instrument, sample items, variables measured, and references. Also includes information about availability of each test.

Handbook of Marketing Scales
2nd ed. William O. Bearden, Richard G. Netemeyer, Mary F. Mobley. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999.
Ref HF 5415.3 B323 1999
A summary compilation of multi-item, self-report measures used in consumer behavior and marketing research. Each entry includes the scale, information about its construct, development, samples, validity, scores, source of the scale, and further references.

Handbook of Psychological Assessment
5th ed. Ed. by Gary Groth-Marnat. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
BF176 .G76 2003
Provides reviews and guidelines for tests related to behavior, personality, neuropsychology, intelligence, achievement, and aptitude.

Handbook of Tests and Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences
2nd ed. Paula E. Lester, Lloyd K. Bishop. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press/Technomic Books, 2000.
Ref LB3051 .L4543 2000

Journal of Educational Measurement
East Lansing, MI: National Council on Measurement in Education. 1964- .
Periodicals, 2nd floor
Quarterly journal that presents original research related to measurement in educational settings. Articles Indexed by Education Abstracts, ERIC, Sociological Abstracts and PsycINFO.

Marketing Scales Handbook: A Compilation of Multi-Item Measures
3 Vol. Gordon C. Bruner II, 1992 Paul J. Hensel. Chicago: American Marketing Association, 1992.
Ref HF 5415.3 B785 v. 1 - 3
Two to four page summaries of various consumer behavior scales, advertising scales, organizational and salesforce scales, and miscellaneous scales. Entries include scales, scale description, origin, samples, reliability, validity, administration, major findings, and further references.

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes
Ed. by John P. Robinson, Phillip R. Shaver, Lawrence S. Wrightman. San Diego: Academic Press, 1991.
Ref BF698.4 .M38 1991 c.2
Discusses 150 personality and attitude measurements, including self-esteem, subjective well-being, social anxiety and shyness, depression and loneliness, alienation and anomie, trust, values, authoritarianism, and sex roles. If the complete scale is not available in the text, information regarding the availability of the scale is given in most cases.

Mental Measurements Yearbook (Buros)
Highland Park, NJ: Mental Measurements Yearbook, 1941- .
Reviews commercially available tests which are written in English. Includes a bibliography for each test indicating articles, books, and theses that have examined the construction, validity, use and limitations of each test. Indexed by Tests in Print (Z 5814 .E9 I5x). Also available online as Mental Measurements Yearbook Online.
Z 5814.P8 B932
Ref Z5814.P8 B932 15th (2003)

Test Critiques
10 Vol. Daniel J. Keyser, Richard C. Sweetland. Kansas City, MO: Test Corporation of America, 1984- .
Ref BF 176.T419 1984
Three to four page descriptions of educational and psychological tests discussing use, validity, reliability. Includes critiques of the test and a list of references for further information.

Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business
5th ed. Ed. by Taddy Maddox. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 2003.
Ref BF176 .T43 2003


To locate journal articles and other references that discuss a test and also find reviews of a test, use one of the research or web databases listed below. Articles about tests may describe the results a researcher received when she/he used the test or discuss the validity and reliability of the test itself.

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Education Full Text (1983 - Current)
Education Full Text indexes articles from education journals. This resource is helpful in locating articles on a wide range of educational topics. There are approximately 770 journals indexed, 440 of them are peer-reviewed.

ERIC (EBSCO) (1966 - Current)
ERIC is a useful database for finding educational information from lots of different sources (journals, magazines, books, conferences, and governmental agencies). It contains resources dating back to 1966 and is helpful when conducting historical research in education.
How to get ERIC Documents at Kent State University

The ETS Test Collection includes an extensive library of 20,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) (1985 - Current)
Provides information about articles on questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes and manuals, rating scales and other measurement instruments in the fields of health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

Mental Measurements Yearbook
Contains full-text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks. *Note: This resource is now accessed as an EBSCO database, and as such is searched using the EBSCO user interface.

PsycINFO - Current File (1967 - Current)
PsycINFO provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in psychology and related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. PsycINFO covers journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Journal coverage includes international material selected from more than 1900 periodicals written in over 24 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1987-present. Over 60,000 references are added annually through weekly updates.

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EBSCO databases
Menu of databases provided via EBSCO publishing.


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ETS Test Collection Cumulative Index to Tests in microfiche, 1975-2000
Princeton, NJ: ETS Test Collection, 2000.
Ref LB3051 .T45x 2000 cum. index
Sets A-Z

Index to Tests Used in Educational Dissertations
Emily Fabiano. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1989.
Ref LB 3051.F3 1989
Identifies tests used in dissertations written in education and physical education between 1938 and 1980. Look up the name of the test and then look for the selected population under that test. Entries refer to Dissertation Abstracts International (Z 5055.U5A53).

Title Index for the Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures: Volumes 1-7
Martin Jamison. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2001
Ref BF431 .J29 2001
Comprehensive title index to the Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures.


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Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment
Ed. Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2003.
Ref BF176 .E53 2003 v. 1 - 2


To locate books about specific tests, use the name or type of test as a keyword or subject search in KentLINK, Kent State's online catalog. Consult Library Guide #DB-KL 2 for information on searching KentLINK. Also try the state-wide OhioLINK library catalog

e.g., ability--testing; educational tests; psychological tests; personality tests;
norm-referenced tests; intelligence tests; achievement tests; personality assessment


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Tests In Microfiche
ETS. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service, 1975- .
Micro-4 LB3051 .T45x 1975-2000 sets A-Z, 2nd floor
Collections of tests on microfiche. Use the ETS TestLink ( to locate the ETS Tracking Number listed on the microfiche.