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Finding Tests and Measures: Reviews & Critiques

A LibGuide by Anna Guengerich and Andrew Conrad

Citing Tests and Reviews

How do I cite a test in APA style?

Tests are usually cited in the same style as books.

Bracken, B.A. & McCallum, R.S. (1998). Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test. Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing.

How do I cite a test review in APA style?

Two main resources for test reviews are Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) and Test Critiques. Test reviews from these sources are formatted similarly to chapters within an edited book. Note that you are citing the review, not the test itself. The test author’s name does not appear in a citation for the review.

Templates for citing test reviews from these two sources can be found on Blommers Library pages:

MMY online

MMY (print)

Test Critiques (print only)


Book examples

The two main resources for credible test reviews are Mental Measurement Yearbook (MMY) and Test Critiques (print version in Blommers).

The test is not reviewed in MMY or Test Critiques. Where can I find information about it?
Sometimes neither of the two major sources has reviewed the test you are interested in, or maybe you want more information about how other researchers have used a test. Other places to look:

  • Test technical manual
  • Journal articles in PsycInfo and ERIC
  • Books and book chapters
  • Test publisher's website

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