Now called APA PsycINFO. Abstract and index of Psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, sociology, business, education, etc.
PsycINFO contains bibliographic citations and abstracts from materials in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Updated weekly.
COSMIC is the primary repository for the communication and journalism fields for published indexes, scales, and other systems for measurement, and for published articles treating topics in measurement procedure, research design, data analysis, and other issues in methodology.
Finding Tests and Reviews
Due to copyright restrictions, it can be difficult to find copies of psychological tests which must be purchased directly from the publisher. However, test reviews are published in reference sources such as the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)
The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements web site provides an index to the many volumes of Mental Measurements Yearbook and tells you which volume(s) of MMY contain reviews of a particular test.
You can search databases such as Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) or PsycInfo to find articles or book chapters that mention a particular test or contain excerpts of it. Furthermore, the bibliographies of journal articles often reference other sources that contain excerpts of tests.