Monday, September 24, 2012

TRIAL: PsycTESTS

We have a trial of PsycTESTS until 24th October 2012. To access this trial go to:

http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login.aspx?authtype=ip&profile=EHOST&defaultdb=pst

You will also find PsycTESTS results in DISCOVER (our main search and the Health & Life Sciences sub-set). Limit your results to PsycTESTS using the Content Provider facet.

PsycTESTS is a research database from the American Psychological Association that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.

PsycTESTS focuses primarily on unpublished tests, those developed by researchers but not made commercially available. Most records link to a variety of materials describing the test in peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, or dissertations as well as links to related peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use. All records include a summary that describes the test, with its purpose and some history of its development. Most records include the actual test instrument.

Tests include those compiled from a systematic review of peer-reviewed journals published by APA, Hogrefe Publishing Group, and other large publishers; technical reports from PsycEXTRA; contributions from individual test authors; and collections from the Archives of the History of American Psychology. The records are created by skilled indexers with deep knowledge of the psychology literature.

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1 comment:

Danai said...

I didn't have a chance to try it while it was still available but I know it would make a huge difference to all postgraduate psychology students who struggle to find questionnaires on their subject. I hope that the library would reconsider a new trial or even purchasing it.