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This guide covers finding information about standardized instruments, including psychometric tests, questionnaires, inventories, and scales.

Test Resources (Online)

Library Databases. Try these first. Stout Users Only 

Obtaining Copies of Tests

Most test publishers prefer to sell directly to a test administrator, not to libraries.  Ordering information--publisher, address, price--can be found in EBSCOhost in Tests in Print. Stout Users Only!

There are a few collections of commercially-published tests on campus, for examinaton by qualified students and staff.  Inquiry at these offices:

  • Counseling Center (Bowman Hall)
  • Education, School Counseling, School Psychology Dept. (Human Services Building, 4th floor)
  • Rehabilitation and Counseling (Vocational Rehabilitation Building, 3rd Floor)
  • Instructional Resources Service (321 Library, 3rd Floor)

Tests in Microfiche.  The University Library keeps this sampler collection of tests on microfiche from the Educational Testing Service on the second floor in the Periodicals section.  TESTS IN MICROFICHE

Test Resources Available to All

  Test Resources (Print)

The Mental Measurements Yearbooks and Tests in Print are available in both print in the Library and online.  Click a title below to directly connect to the individual database.

Books at the Library

For unpublished tests and surveys:

  • Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures REF BF431 .G625 Useful for graduate students looking for a test instrument to use for surveys.

For special populations: 

  • Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment Main BF176 .C654
  • Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques Main BF176.5 .D53
  • Directory of Test Collections in Academic, Professional, Research Libraries REF LB3051 .D564 
  • Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment REF BF39 .E497
  • Handbook of Measurement and Evaluation in Rehabilitation Main HD7255.5 .H35
  • Handbook of Psychological Assessment Main BF176 .G76
  • Handbook of Psychiatric Measures Main RC473.P78 A46
  • Tests and Test Use in Vocational Evaluation and Assessment REF LC1048. V63 S54x
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook REF LB1131.5.Z99 B87x
  • Test Critiques REF LB1131.5.Z99 T419
  • Tests REF LB1131.5 .T43
  • Tests in Microfiche REF LB1131.5.Z99 T48x
  • Tests in Print REF LB1131.5.Z99 T47x