The Buros Center for Testing is a non-profit, independent test review center, focusing on psychology and education.
Buros publishes authoritative reference materials that contain descriptions and candidly critical evaluations of commercially available tests, which helps professionals involved in the evaluation, selection, and use of tests.
Access these reviews through the database Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print.
*Note: Information from this database should be used in conjunction with (not instead of) the test's manual.
Watch this video to learn about commercial tests: what are they and how to find reviews of them.
Search for the assessment tool's name.
*Hint: Use the test's full name, not the abbreviation.
Then, scroll down to find the appropriate test and click "Complete Reference"
Complete Reference provides information on population, scores, time, and a brief test description. Full Text provides a review of the test. After the first review's references, there might be a second review, but there will not be any header to indicate this.
Therefore: read the review carefully!
Mental Measurements Yearbook was originally a print serial. Therefore, when you're citing a review from the database, you're basically citing a chapter from an edited book. See the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual page 202 for format. In order to determine the year & edition for the citation, look in the field called "Mental Measurements Yearbook", which is located towards the top of the detailed record:
Here is the format from the APA Manual:
Reviewer, A.A. & Reviewer, B.B. (Year). [Test review of <insert Test Title>]. In A.A. Editor, B.B. Editor, and C.C. Editor (Eds.), The <spell out number> Edition of the mental measurements yearbook [Database]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxxxx
To find the editors for a given volume, see below:
Vol. 20: J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson (Eds.)
Vol. 19: J.F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson (Eds.)
Vol. 18: R. A. Spies, J. F. Carlson, & K. F. Geisinger (Eds.)
Vol. 17: K. F. Geisinger, R. A. Spies, J. F. Carlson, & B. S. Plake (Eds.)
Vol. 16: R. A. Spies & B. S. Plake (Eds.)
Vol. 15: B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara, & R. A. Spies (Eds.)
Vol. 14: B. S. Plake & J. C. Impara (Eds.)
Vol. 13: J. C. Impara & B. S. Plake (Eds.)
Vol. 12: J. C. Conoley & J. C. Impara (Eds.)
Vol. 11: J. J. Kramer & J. C. Conoley (Eds.)
Vol. 10: J. C. Conoley & J. J. Kramer (Eds.)
Vol. 9: J. V. Mitchell, Jr. (Ed.)
Vols. 1-8: O.K. Buros (Ed.)