Friday, September 30, 2005

Trial of Mental Measurements Yearbook Online

We are doing a trial of the Mental Measurements Yearbook Online. Produced by the Buros Institute, this is a standard in psychology and education, containing reviews of tests on a huge variety of psychological factors, like self-esteem and depression. We have MMY in print in the Reference Collection, and the full text of the reviews is included in the Online version.
Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present.
NOTE: The MMY does not contain copies of the actual tests, just reviews and information about the tests. Copies of the tests are generally only available for purchase from the publishers (see the Publisher and Price info in the citation record.)

More information about MMY and the Buros Institute is available at the Buros website, including a searchable index for the print copies (part of the catalog database for individual print reviews available for purchase). We are getting our online trial through EBSCO, not directly through the Buros Institute.

To access the trial, go to the Ebsco Databases (SCSU login required) and scroll to the bottom of the list and click on Mental Measurements Yearbook. You can search for a particular test (Achieving Behavioral Competencies), a concept keyword (self esteem), or an author (McCarron, Lawrence). Please let anyone in the Reference Department know how you liked the database, or any problems you had.


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