PsycTESTS® from the American Psychological Association Soon To Be Available via EBSCOhost®

~ Descriptive Summaries, Full Text, Relevant Citations on the Development and Assessment of Psychological Tests and Measures ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 22, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and American Psychological Association (APA) has expanded their partnership to allow PsycTESTS® to be available via EBSCOhost®. PsycTESTS is a one-of-a kind database providing descriptive summaries, full text and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching.

PsycTESTS serves as a repository for the full text (when available) of psychological tests and measures as well as a source of structured information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.

More than 7,000 master test profiles and over 5,000 instances of actual tests or test items, spanning from 1910 to the present, are currently included in PsycTESTS. Researchers using PsycTESTS are able to discover unpublished tests, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located and information about select published tests available from commercial publishers. PsycTESTS will be available via EBSCOhost in early July. 

EBSCOhost is the world’s most used research database platform. EBSCO has more than 60 years of experience dealing with libraries and has long been recognized as a provider of quality content for researchers.

PsycTESTS  adds unique value to EBSCO’s collection of psychology databases. To see a full list of databases in this subject area, including detailed descriptions, please go to:

About EBSCO Publishing

EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:  EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About APA

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

Tim Rinda
Director, Database & Electronic Product Marketing
American Psychological Association
(202) 336-5736

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