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Mental Measurements Yearbook


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Introduction

Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute, contains descriptive information & critical reviews of commercially available standardized English-language educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement & intelligence tests. This database includes the full text of the ninth (1985) through the most current yearbook. The online database is updated every six months.

Mental Measurements Yearbook is available to current UT Arlington faculty & students at this webaddress:

eresource.uta.edu/cgi-bin/db-mmyearbook.cgi

Searching

A truncation symbol in Mental Measurements Yearbook is an asterisk (*), and when this symbol is put at the end of a word, the database will be searched for all of the possible endings--suffixes--for that word. For example, the command "depress*" will have the computer search engine look for all possible endings of this word. It should find, "depression," "depressed," "depressive," and "depressing."

Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information are AND and OR. The AND is used to connect two different concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous. It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression that contains an OR.

Researchers who use the Mental Measurements Yearbook are often looking for more information about a measurement instrument. Often they already know the name of the instrument or the author's last name. The Mental Measurements Yearbook can often provide critical finding information for commercially available instruments.


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