Psychology and Education @St. Thomas

November 29, 2006

Tests & Measures in PsycINFO

Filed under: Databases,Research Techniques,Tests and Measures — merriealynn @ 2:39 pm

Find reviews, info about validity, reliability of tests in PsycINFO

Another tip about finding Tests and Measures. When you get into PsycINFO, type in the domain of interest to you in the search box — say, body image.

Then, where it says “Only choose content where”, change the dropdown menu to Classification Codes.

In the box to the right, choose the numbers for the types of tests you’re interested in. For this, I’d choose (use ctrl + click):
  • 2200 Psychometrics & Statistics & Methodology
  • 2220 Tests & Testing
  • 2222 Developmental Scales & Schedules
  • 2223 Personality Scales & Inventories
  • 2224 Clinical Psychological Testing
  •  2225 Neuropsychological Assessment
  • 2226 Health Psychology Testing
Type in your topic/subject, change the drop down to classification, and choose the types of tests you're interested in.

Limit your search to articles focussed on testing.

This should bring up articles that have a strong focus on Tests and Measures in your field.

Here are the results from the Body Image search:

And the results

And the results!

(I was thrilled to find out that this actually worked!)


  1. This is a very “thoughtful” and necessary set of instructions for a specialized search. It’s too bad I didn’t know about this sooner since I was once assigned to look for “experimental” research articles in the social sciences, of which there are few and they are hard to find. These instructions would have helped.

    Comment by Anonymous — December 11, 2006 @ 2:59 pm | Reply

  2. Previous comment from Richard Saltzburg signed in as “anonymous”

    Comment by Anonymous — December 11, 2006 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

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