Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies

Q&A: How can I find information about tests and measures used by social scientists?

I am looking for a test that might be used by a psychologist, educator, psychiatrist, or other social scientist, to measure some aspect of personality, behavior, cognition, perception, and other "mental measurements." (like Intelligence, Personality, Neuropsychological Functioning, Behavior, Speech, etc). How do I find descriptions and reviews?


Mental Measurement Yearbooks provide test users with descriptions of the various tests, references, and critical reviews of the tests. Criteria for inclusion in these volumes are that the tests either be new or recently revised, be available commercially, and be published in English. The year 2005 marked the publication of the 17th volume of the Mental Measurement Yearbook. Note that the Yearbook contains reviews only - not the tests themselves.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements online keyword search allows you to Search by Keyword Anywhere for commercially published tests reviewed in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, without having to look through each print volume. Results from the online search indicate which volume of Mental Measurements Yearbook provide scholarly reviews and summaries of the test. With that information you can find the reviews and summaries in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, available in Green Information Center and Cubberley Education Library.

Proposition 8: Oral arguments at CA Supreme Court on March 5

Oral arguments on the Proposition 8 cases will be heard by the California Supreme Court on Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The court will issue a written opinion in the cases within 90 days of oral argument.

Live video of the arguments will be offered on the California Channel, both on television and online.

At Stanford, OutLaw will be hosting a live screening of the oral arguments in the Proposition 8 cases being argued this Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Law Lounge. The screening is open to Stanford community members only.

For background information, check out Stanford Libraries' collection of books, E-books, and videos on the topic of same-sex marriage.

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  • Resources in Stanford's Special Collections:

    • AIDS posters (from all over the world)
    • Arturo Islas Literary Archive (Stanford Faculty)
    • Dave Martin Photo Archive
    • Flounders Gay Fiction Collection (3000+ titles)
    • Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection (126 records)
    • Male Physique Magazine Collection (30 titles)
    • Spain, Gay Ephemera (12 boxes)
    • Stop AIDS Foundation-San Francisco (25 years of history)
    • Transgender Booklets/Magazines

    Adan's Printable Resource Page for Gay Studies

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