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PC 603: Research Methods: Mental Measurements Yearbook

Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)

The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) database includes full-text reviews of more than 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. It does NOT include the actual tests.

Searching Mental Measurements Yearbook

Advanced Search

The opening search page of the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) database is actually Advanced Search. This search mode is the most effective way to search MMY. It provides three search bars so that you can search for multiple key terms at once:



Constructing a Search

Your choice of search terms will affect the quality of your results. Think about your topic and determine the strongest and simplest words. Enclose a phrase in quotation marks to search the terms together, as a phrase. 

MMY Advanced Search allows you to search within fields, such as test name, author, test category, acronym, population, and others. Use the dropdown menu marked "select a field" to search within a particular field. If no selection is made, all fields are searched.




After you type in your search terms and click on the Search button, you see a list of results:



Test Record

Click on the title of the test to be taken to the test record. The record includes test acronym, authors, publication date, purpose, population, and more. There is also a description of the test. Below the test description, there is at least one review written by an expert.