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Mental Measurements Yearbook, a guide to its use: Home

What is the Mental Measurements Yearbook?

The Mental Measurements Yearbook, or MMY, is a resource which provides descriptive and evaluative reviews of over 3500 test instruments. The tests reviewed in the MMY are all in the English language and commercially available (although tests reviewed in older volumes may be out of print).  Booth Library owns all MMY volumes going back to 1938.  The newest Mental Measurements Yearbook, the 20th, was published in 2017.

Print volumes containing test reviews are available in the West Reference Room, 3rd floor of Booth Library, under the call number Ref. Z5814.P8 R93. 

Mental Measurements Yearbook is also available as a database. 

Please remember that MMY will not give you access to an actual test; it only reviews the validity and utility of a test. Also, MMY is very selective. They do not review every test.

Finding test reviews in the MMY

You can use the MMY to search for a specific test by name or abbreviation, and you can also use it to find tests by subject.  One thing to remember: the indexes in each print MMY only include tests listed within that book.  The best way to find reviews of a particular test is to do a comprehensive search across all of the MMY volumes so that you'll know which volume your test is in.

To do this, visit Buros Test Reviews Online Index.

Test Reviews Online includes descriptive information on more than 3,500 commercially available tests.

Finding the test reviews you need is easy:

  • Enter your search terms in the Keyword Search below, or browse the complete list by clicking on Alphabetical Search or Category Search.
  • Click on any test title to see a brief description of the test, along with publisher contact information.

As an example see the screenshot below for the details about the:

Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale-IV

Buros test review example screenshot


If you wish to see the full review, go to the Nineteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook located in the Reference Room (REF Z5814.P8 R93), or Search for it in the MMY database. Here is a link to the full review and a screenshot of it as an example: 


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