Highlights: Library Guides
Guide 12: Mental Measurements Year Book and Tests in Print*
The Mental Measurement
Yearbook (ref Z5814.P8B32)(frequently referred to as Buro's Mental
Measurements Yearbook or just Buros') is a reference tool that provides
descriptive information and reviews of various tests. Also provided
are references to journal articles about the tests. Therefore, it's
a very useful bibliography as well as an encyclopedia of psychological
and educational tests.
- date of publication
- types of
- a review
to journal articles
USE MENTAL MEASUREMENT YEARBOOK (MMY)
There are fifteen edition of the MMY. The 15th edition lists new
test reviews or revised test reviews. The other fourteen editions
are important for retrospective coverage. They are referred to within
the description and reviews in the 15th edition. Within the MMY
the tests are arranged alphabetically by the name of the test. Each
test is numbered, and the test numbers are listed on the top of
the pages. When you look up a test in am index, you will be referred
to the test number listed on top of the page.
The 15th MMY has six indexes: Index of test Names, Index of Test
Acronyms, Classified Subjects, a Publisher's directory and Index,
an Index of Names, and a Score index. The first four indexes are
self-explanatory. The Index of names list authors of the tests,
reviews, and references of the tests. The Score Index is particularly
valuable---it lists the variable measured by different tests, which
may not be obvious by the test name. For example, to find which
test measures aggressiveness in the score Index and it will refer
you to the appropriate test. Please note that the library does not
own any test reviewed in the MMY. If you want to see a copy of a
test , or order a test manual, you must do so through the test publisher.
The publisher's directory is useful for this purpose.
IN PRINT IV (TIP VI)
If the test you need is not in the 15th MMY, consult TIP VI (Ref
Z5814.E9 T47), a master index to all twelve editions of the MMY.
Tests in Print VI is a two volume set which lists all tests currently
Tests in Print
VI is arranged like the MMY: the tests are listed alphabetically
by name and given test numbers. There are six indexes; the indexes
refer you to the test numbers, not the page numbers. Again, there
are subject indexes and score indexes if you need to find a test
for a specific variable. It also includes cross references to reviews
in MMY and to TIP III. It too, provides references to critical articles
in the journal literature about the tests.
The Mental Measurements Yearbook is also available online, please
search the alphabetical list of online databases available via the
library website to gain access. The online product only provides
access to Yearbooks 9 through 15. Thus for older material, you must
consult the books in Reference.