Personality and Educational Tests

Librarian's Corner

  • Online Test Locator & Reviews
  • Reference Titles
  • Database Searching
  • Indexes
  • ebooks

Personality and Educational Tests - Locator and Reviews

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (online) NEW!
Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, the database provides a comprehensive guide to 3,000+ contemporary testing instruments.
MMY with TIP Index OptionMMY provides full-text reviews of tests, including "descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts."
TIP provides current information and availability for English language tests. TIP includes "test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s)." EBSCO More
Use Advanced Search (shown above) to limit search results to Review Available or Test Category.
See: Search Tips for Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print PDF. 
Buros Center for Testing: Test Reviews Online
Search for free information on over 3,500 commercially available tests. Note that the "test reviews are evaluations of the tests, not the actual tests themselves. To purchase the actual test materials, you will need to contact the test publisher(s)."
See: "How to Cite Reviews from the Buros Institute's Test Reviews Online" Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
ERIC/AE Test Locator | Center for Equity and Excellence in Education Test Database
ETS Test Collection at ETS (Educational Testing Service)
25,000+ tests and other measurement devices collected from 1900s to the present; designed for research purposes. More
Search the Test Link Database | See: "How to Search the Database"

Personality/Educational Tests - Reference Titles

The resources listed below are located in the Reference Room, 4th floor, LRC, or available as an ebook. When available, use the call number links below to view book summaries in the library catalog record, when available.
MMY and TIP are available in print in the Reference Collection. Use the MMY and TIP to search by test title, type of test, author, reviewer and more. Publisher information for purchasing the test is also available. If you need assistance inquire at the reference desk.
The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) - Call # Z5814.P8 B932 LRC-R
Use to locate reviews and descriptions of English language tests. “Guides” for use are taped inside the front covers. MMY can also be searched on the Internet.
See: "How to Use the Mental Measurements Yearbook" or the User's Guide PDF
Tests in Print (TIP) - Call # Z5814 .E9 B82 LRC-R.
Comprehensive indexes. TIP lists all tests that are currently available from publishers. Some listings have cross-references to MMY reviews. TIP can be used as an index to the contents of Mental Measurements Yearbooks. “Guides” for use taped inside the front covers.
See: "How to Use Tests in Print" or the User's Guide PDF
See also: "A Guide to the Descriptive Entries (MMY and TIP)"

Personality and Educational Tests - Databases

To look for periodical articles on a topic or word search an appropriate database. To narrow your results use the index(es) and add subject terms to your search.

Academic Search Complete
Education Source

Tip - In the education databases, browse the Thesaurus (in EBSCO databases, click the link at the top in the blue menu bar) for terms such as Personality Tests, Psychological Test, Test- and Testing-.

Tip - Use the Thesaurus to browse some of the subject heading listed below.
Clinical Diagnosis
College Students
Comparative Analysis
Diagnostic Tests Educational Assessment
Evaluation Methods
Intelligence Tests
Personality Measurements Psychological Testing Student Evaluation
Test Construction
Test Reliability Test Use
Test Validity
Testing Problems

Tip - Browse the Thesaurus (or subject index) for Testing. Try Relevancy Ranked.

Personality and Educational Tests - Indexes and Thesauri

Use the Thesaurus or Subject index to drill down from a broad topic to narrower one or get alternative subjects for your topic. For example, in Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (online), use the Indexes link in the blue menu bar (shown below) to select and search a specific index.

MMY with TIP EBSCO Index

In other EBSCO databases:
  1. Click Thesaurus or Subject in the top menu bar.
  2. Enter your term in the Browsing text box and select a display, such as Relevancy Ranked.
  3. Explore the list of new terms and then mark those topics of interest to you. Click Add then click the Search button.
    ERIC Thesaurus

Personality and Educational Tests - ebooks


A collection worth over $7 million if all the scholarly ebooks in Academic Complete were purchased outright.
Sample ebook titles by subject:
intelligence tests ~10 ebooks
personality tests ~6 ebooks
educational tests and measurements ~82 ebooks
Tip - Try a simple keyword search or browse other subjects such as Personality Assessment, Psychological Testing
eBook Collection  (EBSCOhost)
ORU Library Catalog
ry a keyword or subject search. Then, limit the results to ebooks. Examples (results are not limited to ebooks):
psychological tests subject results
personality assessment subject results
personality tests subject results
For more information on ebooks see the library guide How to Find Books & ebooks.
Related guides:
Education Research
Psychology Research