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This abstracting and indexing database is devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. Content, selected by the American Psychological Association (APA), includes more than 3.4 million records for peer-reviewed journals, books, and dissertations. It features a tests and measures field to help locate specific tests.

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This database offers complete access to the full text of more than 90 journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience. Included are All APA published journals plus those from the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group.

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Mental Measurements Yearbook

The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) includes timely, consumer-oriented reviews of psychological tests and measures. Typical MMY test entries include descriptive information, two professional reviews, and reviewer references. To be reviewed in the MMY a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new, revised, or widely used since it last appeared in the MMY series.

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Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

This database provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. The information is drawn from journal articles and compendiums, with each entry including the source of the test information, abstract, number of items, etc. No actual tests are included.

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The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to scholarly educational literature and to ERIC Documents. This resource from the U.S. Dept. of Education contains over 1.4 million records for article citations and abstracts from education journals, together with links to many thousands of full-text documents (books, papers, reports, and more) from ERIC back to 1966. ERIC actively indexes more than 1,100 journals (90% peer-reviewed).

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This Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature with a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. Indexing is available for more than 3,075 journals dating back to 1981.

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The National Library of Medicine’s database comprises more than 22 million citations and abstracts for biomedical Literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

This multidisciplinary resource provides access to full-text, academic journals covering the major areas of academic research. It contains more than 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for over 4,700 journals.

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