Finding Tests, Measures, Questionnaires, Scales, and Inventories
NEW APA DATABASE PsycTESTS!
Descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of psychological tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching.
If you can''t find it there, then try these sources:
1. The test may be here at Honnold Library.
Search this test index. All books are at Honnold Services Desk on 2-hour reserve.
3. Still can't find it? The test may not be a psychology test. Try searching in education, nursing, or other appropriate subjects.
If you need to find a psychology test for an assignment, and you have tried these 3 steps without success, please contact email@example.com
Finding a test is often a difficult and daunting task, but I will be happy to assist Claremont Colleges students, faculty, or staff locate tests.
To find articles that use a test as part of the research, enter your search term (Stress) or test title (Perceived Stress Scale) in the PsycINFO search box, then type TM in the right hand "Select a field" box. The database will provide TM Tests & Measures. You will retrieve research that used a test. If you searched by subject, read the abstract to find the name of the test, then search again to find more studies that used the test. Use the 1-2-3 steps above to get the actual test.
Finding Literature Reviews
The APA defines literature or research reviews as "Surveys of previously published literature on a specific topic."
Assignments often require this special type of article. Many psychology journals contain literature reviews; some, such as Clinical Psychology Review, contain a high percentage of them. They can be invaluable to get a feel for the background and current state of research on your topic.
- Enter your search term(s) in the search boxes.
- Move down the screen past the green bar to the Limit Your Results section. Methodology is the last section in the right column.
- Click on LITERATURE REVIEW.
- Click the SEARCH button at the bottom left of the screen.
Using APA Style
EBSCO databases now supply your citation in APA and other styles automatically!
When you have a citation ready to email to yourself, look to the right. Click in the button "Citation Format" and pick APA style. Your citation will arrive alreadty in APA format. Paste it into your bibliography.
(See APA style tab for pictures and examples)
NEW 2010 (6th EDITION) APA Tutorial about changes!
BASICS OF APA STYLE tutorial.
The American Psychological Association Publication Manual is the required style manual for writing psychology papers. Many other fields in the social sciences also use APA style. If you are preparing an original paper for publication, many journals will require this style as well. (Most journals have the style requirements for submitted papers on their web sites, and within the journal issues.)
American Psychological Association. Publication Manual.
The current (6th) edition is available at HON REF DESK BF76.7 .P83 2010.
If you have a quick question contact the reference desk or try this good page of examples from the Manual. Or try the APA tutorials above.
The Manual is not availble electronically, so these pages are the best help away from the library.
APA Style Resources has other useful sources linked.
These books may be helpful:
Concise rules of APA style, 6th edition.
HON, HON REF, and HON REF DESK BF 76.7 C66 2010
Writing with style : APA style made easy. HON BF76.8 .S93 1999