Mental Measurements Yearbooks

If you’ve been asked to review a test, and your teacher has mentioned the words “Mental Measurements Yearbooks,”  (and you’re really not sure how to start) here are some librarian tips on how to get this job done.

Go to Resources for Students on the library homepage and select:

Buros Test Reviews: Index to Mental Measurements Yearbooks.

Next, decide how you want to look up the test. In the example below Acronym has been checked, and towl (Test of Written Language) typed into the search box.

The following shows the result list for this search.

In the example above there is only one result for “Test of Written Language – Third Edition.” Click the link and you’ll get a bibliographic record of the test (see below). Search the record and identify which volume the test is located in, in this particular case the test is in the thirteenth yearbook.

Now, go to the ready reference area of the main library, and find the thirteenth volume (Call# Ref 151.22 B967m 1998). The series “Test Critiques” is also in this area (Call# Ref 150.287 T342c).

Remember, we don’t have actual tests – what we do have are reviews. One nice feature of the Burros website is that it has examples of how to cite test reviews. Click on  how to cite online reviews (left hand side of the Burros homepage) and then keep scrolling down to: “How to cite reviews from the Buros Institute’s Mental Measurements Yearbook.”

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

Tagged with:
Posted in Resources
One comment on “Mental Measurements Yearbooks
  1. […] blog post is an update of Mental Measurements Yearbooks first published in […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Library on Instagram
Our graduate students hard at work in the Library! Keep up the good work everyone, spring break is almost here! @bank.street #studyhard #bankstreetlibrary #quietstudyspace Library Salon #15 Resiliency of the Child and the Power of Play. One of the library’s dedicated Shelvers hard at work organizing a book cart for re-shelving. #shelving #librarywork #bankstreet #workinghard #nowiknowmyabcs @bank.street @bankstreetlibrary March is Women’s History Month. Here is the display sign and a few books on the display. Women are unbeatable. #feminism #womenhistorymonth @bank.street @bankstreetlibrary #endure #metoo Looking for Spanish language books? @bankstreetlibrary has a new display of Book Committee approved Spanish Language Books in the Library. Available for check out AFTER March 22nd. @bankstreetspanish #centerforchildrenliterature #librosparaniños #librosenespañol Library Salon 15 is coming soon! The topic? Medical Play Therapy and Child Life. Come join us on the 5th floor of the library on March 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a panel discussion on this important topic. Register here: Can’t come? Live Stream the event from this website: @bank.street @bankstreetlibrary #librarysalon #childlife #playtherapy Working hard (or hardly working?), group project work in the library. #graduateschool #groupwork #usingthelibrary #itsonlytuesday Join us March 3, 2018 for a Center for Children’s Literature mini-conference: Bilingual Books and Latinx Communities. Our Keynote Speaker will be: Duncan Tonatiuh. To learn more go to @bank.street #bilingualeducation #bilingualbook #someofthepostergotcutoff The Bank Street Library will be closed on Monday February 19th for President’s Day. @bank.street #presidentsday #obamaportrait