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Sacred Heart University Library Newsletter for Faculty 11 (May 2017)

Resources You Should Know About

Planning ahead for the Fall: A Resource You Should Know About: PsycTests

Professionally indexed, the PsycTESTS® database offers an extensive collection of items associated with psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments essential to the research needs of professionals, students, and educators across the behavioral and social sciences. Updated monthly, this one-of-a kind repository makes it easy to discover thousands of research instruments and their psychometric properties, including a wide range of reliable measures originally developed for research but never made commercially available, as well as references to classic instruments spanning over a century. With multiple measures, research instruments, and test types in a variety of subject areas, PsycTests is an indispensable resource for researchers in multiple fields of study.

PsycTests includes a wide variety of instruments and is an ideal starting point for research projects.  Finding these instruments can be tricky –some commercially available, some freely available in scholarly articles –you could wind up paying (or wishing you could pay) for something that is freely available elsewhere.  PsycTests includes information on test development, review, usage, and actual testing instruments. Tests are on a wide range of subjects, including developmental, personality, intelligence, military, and more. Coverage 1910-present. Updated monthly.