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Subject Guide: Tests & Measurements

The subject guide to tests and measurements provides information on resources available from the Alvin Sherman Library, both in the library and online, related to tests and measurements including psychological, educational and health assessments; survey instruments; etc.. The subject guide covers subject headings, reference sources, books, periodicals, databases, Web sites, and style guides.


Subject Headings Periodicals Web Sites
Reference Sources Databases Style Guides

Subject Headings

You can find books and other materials in the library by searching NovaCat, the NSU Libraries online catalog. How to search NovaCat. To locate books and materials at other libraries, see Catalogs.

Suggested Library of Congress (LC) subject headings include:

ability testing personality tests
assessment psychological tests
educational tests and measurements psychometrics
intelligence tests testing
personality assessment  

LC call numbers:

BF39-BF39.2 Psychometrics
BF176-BF176.5 Psychological tests
LB1762 Teaching exams
LB2366 Assessment in higher education
LB3051-LB3060 Educational tests and measurements
RA408.5 Health surveys
RT48-RT48.6 Nursing assessment

Reference Sources

Sources for Published Tests

Location & Call Number

The Mental Measurements Yearbook. 17th edition.

Main Ready Reference
Z5814.P8 B932 17th ed.

Main Reference
LB3051 .M4 (3rd-16th ed.)

Database also available online.

Personality tests and reviews; including an index to The mental measurements yearbooks. Main Reference
BF698.5 .B87 v.1-2
Test Critiques. Main Ready Reference
BF176 .T419 1985 v.1-10
Tests in Print

Main Ready Reference
LB3051 .T4 2006

Main Reference
LB3051 .T4 (I-VI)

Database also available online.

Tests : a comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education, and business 6th edition. Main Ready Reference
BF176 .T43 2008

Sources for Unpublished Tests

Title Location
Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures.

Main Ready Reference
BF431 .G625 v.9 2008 v.9

Main Reference
BF431 .G625 (v.1-8)

Handbook of Tests and Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences. 2nd edition. Main Reference
LB3051 .L4543 2000

Other Reference Sources

Title Location
Dictionary of psychological testing, assessment and treatment

Main Reference
BF176 .S78 1995

Ebook (2007 edition)

Directory of test collections in academic, professional, and research libraries Main Reference
LB3051 .D564 2001
Encyclopedia of psychological assessment Main Reference
BF176 E56 2003 v.1-2



E-books or electronic books may be accessed via NovaCat or from the netLibrary database.

Entries for electronic books in NovaCat will have the eBook icon eBook icon.

Title Author
Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment Edited by Michel Hersen
Developing Cross Cultural Measurement Thanh V. Tran
Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics Edited by Neil J. Salkind
Encyclopedia of social measurement Edited by Kimberly Kempf-Leonard
Essentials of psychological testing Susana Urbina
Handbook of psychological and educational assessment of children : personality, behavior, and context Edited by Cecil R. Reynolds and Randy W. Kamphaus
Handbook of psychological assessment Gary Groth-Marnat
Handbook of psychological assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment Edited by Michel Hersen

Circulating Books

Circulating books may be checked out by visiting the library. Distance students may also request books via Document Delivery.

Title Author Location
Assessment in counseling : a guide to the use of psychological assessment procedures Albert B. Hood and Richard W. Johnson Sherman Library - 3rd Floor
BF176 .H66 2007
Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment Edited by Michel Hersen

Sherman Library - 3rd Floor
BF176 .C654 2004 v.1-4

Educational measurement Edited by Robert L. Brennan. Sherman Library - 3rd Floor
LB3051 .E266 2006
Handbook of measurements for marriage and family therapy Norman Fredman and Robert Sherman Sherman Library - 4th Floor
RC488.5 .F73 1987
Handbook of multicultural assessment : clinical, psychological, and educational applications Edited by Lisa A. Suzuki and Joseph G. Ponterotto Sherman Library - 3rd Floor
BF176 .H36 2008
Handbook of psychiatric measures Edited by A. John Rush, Jr. Sherman Library - 4th Floor
RC473.P78 A46 2008
Handbook of tests and measurement in education and the social sciences Paula E. Lester and Lloyd K. Bishop Sherman Library - 3rd Floor
LB3051 .L4543 2000
Measurement and statistics for teachers Malcolm L. Van Blerkom Sherman Library - 3rd Floor
LB3051 .V25 2009
Psychological testing and assessment David Shum, John O'Gorman, and Brett Myors

Sherman Library - 3rd Floor
BF176 .S555 2006


Periodicals include journals, magazines, newspapers and other serial publications. Search NovaCat for individual titles and holdings information. Periodicals do not circulate, but may be viewed at the library location listed. NSU distance students may request copies of specific articles via Document Delivery.

Many periodicals are available with full-text (or full image) online in the databases. Search the Journal Finder for specific titles.

Title Location
Applied Measurement in Education Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Applied Psychological Measurement Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Assessment for Effective Intervention Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Educational and Psychological Measurement Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Educational Measurement, Issues and Practice Available online through Journal Finder and in print
European Journal of Psychological Assessment Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Journal of Educational Measurement Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Psychological Assessment Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Review of Educational Research
Devotes three issues to reviews of tests by experts at three-year intervals.
Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Studies in educational evaluation: SEE Available online through Journal Finder and in print
Test & Measurement World Available online through Journal Finder


The databases serve as indexes to the literature, primarily periodicals. They include citations, abstracts and, sometimes, full-text depending on the type of database. Click on Info icon Info icon for a complete description of the database. To access the databases, go to the Electronic Resources.

Title of Database Type
ERICInformation about ERIC Citations and abstracts.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)Information about Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) Citations and abstracts.
Mental Measurements YearbookInformation about The Mental Measurements Yearbook Full-text.
PsycINFOInformation about PsycInfo Citations and abstracts.
Tests in PrintInformation about Tests in Print Citations and abstracts.

Web Sites

Many useful information resources are available on the Internet. But, remember to evaluate any Web site before using it for research.

Website & Description

Applied Psychometric Society.
The Applied Psychometric Society is a professional organization concerned with the design and analysis of research and the measurement of human characteristics.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
Search for citations to reviews of educational and psychological tests and measures in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, Tests in Print, and Test Critiques
Includes: Test Reviews Online.
A searchable database of over 4,000 educational and psychological tests with information on how to obtain the tests. 

Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education.
Prepared by the APA's Joint Committee on Testing Practices. Statement of the major obligations to test takers of professionals who develop or use educational tests.
ETS: Educational Testing Service.
A private nonprofit company, ETS develops and annually administers more than 11 million tests worldwide on behalf of clients in education, government and business. 
Includes: TestLink
Searchable database for the ETS Test Collection which includes information on 20,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present.
FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests.
Provides information on published and unpublished psychological tests and measures, including how to locate and obtain tests, finding computerized testing materials, and how to properly use tests.
Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers: Guidelines and Expectations.
Identifies the expectations that test takers may reasonably have about the testing process, and the expectations that those who develop, administer, and use tests may have of test takers.
Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes.
Searchable site of test instruments compiled by Helen Hough of the University of Texas at Arlington. Includes ERIC documents (prior to April 2000) with full-text instruments

Test Publishers:
(Selected publishers of tests and measurement tools.)

Association of Test Publishers.

EdITS. (Educational and Industrial Testing Service)

PAR. (Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.)

Pro-Ed, Inc.

The Psychological Corporation.

Western Psychological Services.

Style Guides

APA (American Psychological Association) style is generally the standard for papers and publications in the socials sciences. See Style Guides.


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