These resources provide information on ethical standards for the use of test and other measurement instruments, including academic, research, and professional practice settings.
Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print have been combined into one database which provides reviews for commercial tests and measures (those available for sale by publishers).
Commercial tests and measures are not purchased by TAMU Libraries. These have undergone extensive testing to achieve high vailidity and reliability measures and are kept under tight control by publishers. Publishers protect access by selling copies to practicing pyschologists or other qualified professionals only. You will find "some" commercial tests (either in part or whole) in dissertations, books, or scholarly journal articles because researchers have obtained permission in advance from the test author or copyright holder (sometimes the publisher) prior to use and publication.
Graduate students needing access to test instruments for research purposes should:
1. Search databases for tests pubished in dissertations, journal articles, or books
2. Contact the test author to request a copy
3. Contact the publisher to purchase a copy
If you wish to alter an original test or other measurement instrument for use in your thesis/dissertation or publication, you must first seek permission to do so from the test author or copyright holder.
Merely citing the instrument is not sufficient. See Responsibilities of Test Users section above.
These databases can be used to find both commercial and non-commercial tests and measures appended to dissertations, journal articles, or books. See specific techniques for searching each database below. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses is the database that usually yields the best results for commercial tests.