The following fields are searchable in PsycTESTS:

Any Field: Yields results from all the searchable fields except cited references.

Administration Time: Time required to administer the test (e.g., 1 hour, 2–3 hours, 30–45 minutes)

Author: Name of the author or authors listed in the document; always displayed last name, first name, or first initial.

Correction date: Date that a corrected version of record entered the database in YYYYMMDD format.

DOI Number: (Digital Object Identifier) Publisher-registered persistent link to a unique full-text document.

Index Terms: Controlled vocabulary from Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

Journal Title: Title of journal or serial.

Keywords: Searches three fields simultaneously—the title, index terms, and keywords (natural language words describing the document’s content).

Language: Languages in which the test is available.

MeSH: Medical Subject Headings assigned by PubMed. PsycINFO records include MeSH headings if the article or publication described is also covered in PubMed’s database; approximately 35% of PsycINFO records are cross-listed in PubMed.

Population: Detailed descriptions of the sample population. Examples: Institutionalized patients living in nursing homes; Undergraduates in Israel; Buddhists. Note that this is distinct from the Population Group limit in PsycINFO, where you can search for six possible values: human, animal, male, female, inpatient, and outpatient.

Publisher: Organization/company that publishes the journal or book (not in PsycEXTRA; instead search the Content Owner field).

Purpose: A brief summary of what the test or measure is intended to assess.

Release Date: The date the material was added to the database and the name of each database where it appears.

Setting: Setting in which the test was administered. Examples: Hospital, Nursing Home, Nursery School.

Source Document Citation: Use this to find a specific article, book, or chapter used to create a test record. For best results, search using only the book or chapter title, journal title, volume, or year.

Test Name: The name or acronym of the test. For tests with no names, trained APA staff have created a name for the purposes of PsycTESTS records.

Test Construct: The psychological construct being studied.

Unique Identifier: A distinct number that identifies the record, assigned by APA.

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