By George Krikorian, Dana Medical Library
Need the latest on psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys and other assessments? The new PsycTESTS database, powered by EBSCO, provides all of this information and more, from test development to administration in one repository from the American Psychological Association (APA).
This database is comprehensive and organized, allowing users to access thousands of test instruments and records worldwide through a number of different search features. While the main focus of the database is on unpublished, research-only tests, the information available through PsycTESTS also spans over a century of detailed records, and provides links to many commercial tests that are available for purchase.
Detailed information is updated monthly, and provides information concerning:
- Test summaries and histories
- Reliability and validity data
- Test formats
- Peer-review citations from sources such as the APA and Hogrefe Publishing Group
PsycTESTS is a useful resource for studies in psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and beyond. It offers a range of subject areas such as:
- Developmental measures
- Racial and ethnic identity scales
- Physical health assessments
- Intelligence tests
- Military tests
All information and test instruments are available over a number of multilingual formats. Textual information is printable in PDF formats, and occasionally includes elements of multi-media.
Be aware that most of the coverage (74%) is from 1990 or later, and that some tests may require permission from the author and/or publisher before they may be accessed for use.
If you need any assistance with this resource or others, do not hesitate to contact the reference desk at 802-656-2201.