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Mental Measurements Yearbook
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Accessing Mental Measurements Yearbook:
Mental Measurements Yearbook may be accessed in two ways—through the printed volumes (kept in the reference section of the library) or online. The online version provides access to Yearbooks 9 through 16 only. To gain access to earlier editions of the Mental Measurements Yearbook, you must refer to the printed versions.
Steps for using the online version of Mental Measurements Yearbook to locate a specific psychological test:
NOTE: If you do not know the specific name of the test, you can use the “general index” selection from the index screen’s pull-down menu to search the database by keyword or category. The “database guide” link in the upper right corner of the search screen provides additional information on searching the Mental Measurements Yearbook database.
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. Frequently Asked Questions.
http://www.unl.edu/buros/bimm/html/faq.html This web site provides examples of how to cite a Mental Measurements Yearbook review in APA style (link is at the end of the FAQ under “other questions”).
Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment. REF BF176 .C654 2004.
Organized thematically with each volume of this four-volume set covering a different aspect of assessment; Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment (v.1), Personality Assessment (v.2), Behavioral Assessment (v.3), and Industrial and Organizational Assessment (v.4). Lengthy articles include bibliographies.
Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment. REF BF176 .E53 2003.
Written by experts from around the world, each article includes a general overview followed by a discussion of relevant assessment devices and a brief bibliography.
How to Prepare a Research Article in APA Style. Shelved in Ready Reference.
This short volume provides examples of well-written introduction, methodology, results, and discussion sections. Appendices have general tips on manuscript preparation and working with reviewers.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. Ready Reference
An essential resource for writing research papers in psychology. This handbook provides detailed instructions on organizing and formatting the paper. Numerous examples are given on how to correctly cite resources.
Test Critiques REF BF176.T419
Includes critiques and lists of additional references for tests that the editorial staff considers the “most frequently used psychological, educational, and business tests.”
Tests in Print REF LB3051 .T445
Although this resource does not include the text of reviews, it provides basic information on commercially published English-language tests. Extensive lists of additional references are included when available. Tests in Print also serves as a comprehensive index to all editions of the Mental Measurement Yearbook—use Tests in Print to find out which editions of MMY contain information on the test in question.
Using a Mental Measurements Yearbook Review to Evaluate a Test, by Anthony J. Nitko
This useful tutorial is available from the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements web site at:
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Created by Tina Neville October 2005