APA PsycTESTSInternational in scope, PsycTESTS® serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures, as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. A wide variety of test types are included in the database, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so on. In-depth indexing of the tests and related information allows your users to quickly identify the availability of tests in a certain area and to find helpful information for their research and studies. Available to universities and colleges through this Chest Agreement.
- Shared savings of almost £2 million
- Year on year increase below inflation
- One or three year commitment
Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.
Newly launched product is being offered at substantional discounts from direct subscriptions.
Owner: American Psychological Association (APA) 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Service Providers: APA, EBSCO and OVID
PsycTESTS, updated monthly, offers summaries of scholarly, published accounts of test development or assessment plus downloadable copies of instruments when available to APA (more than 80% of records include actual instruments) from 1918 – present day. By the end of 2011 it will hold approximately 5000 records.
The content includes a diverse array of subject areas and types of tests. The following are just some examples of the types of measures, scales, inventories, questionnaires, and tests included:
- Aptitude and achievement measures
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Educational measures
- Intelligence tests
- Developmental measures
- Competency measures
- Scales for beliefs, relationships, or expectancies
- Personality assessment
- Aggression, coping, or functional status questionnaires
- Occupational measures
- Racial/Ethnic identity scales
- Resilience, anger response, or substance abuse inventories
- Military testing
- Tests from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP)
Access and Identity Management Solution
Key: Available, Not available
OpenAthens (SAML) or Athens
APA is prepared to move to Shibboleth as soon as there is a sufficient number of institutions in the Shibboleth Foundation to support testing
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Technical Function Specification
Key: Available, Not available, £ additional cost, N/A – Not applicable
Technical Function Standard Compliance Full Text Linking Federated Searching Harvesting Metadata Standards MARC - Machine-Readable Cataloguing PRISM - Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata Embargo Periods N/A Digital Preservation Usage Statistics Accessibility Personalisation features N/A Service Levels N/A
Full Text Linking
MARC - Machine-Readable Cataloguing
PRISM - Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata
New content is added monthly.
All additions and new functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge.
Pricing details are restricted to bone fide users in academic institutions in the UK and Ireland - if you are having trouble accessing the pricing information then please contact Eduserv Help.
Pricing comprises two elements, the Data Fee and the Service Provision Fee. Prices exclude VAT.
There are different fees for HE and FE;
1. The Data Fee
The data fee is given in US Dollars. Institutions will be invoiced by Eduserv in either pounds (£ UK) with the amount converted at the time when the invoice is raised or by arrangement in US $. Prices exclude VAT.
If you are adding PsycTESTS to your current PsycINFO subscription then you will receive a further 15% discount on PsycTESTS and/or PsycTHERAPY in the first year of the subscription.
Higher Education Institutions
3 Year Commitment
Single Year Commitment
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|1||Up to 2,499||$1,760||$1,815||$1,870||$1,760||$1,832||$1,903|
Further Education Institutions
3 Year Commitment
Single Year Commitment
|Level||Full-Time Equivalents||01/08/11 to
|01/08/2013 to |
|1||Up to 2,499||$1,320||$1,359||$1,397||$1,320||$1,375||$1,430|
You can also download a spreadsheet showing the prices for all APA PsycPRODUCTS (XLSX, 29 Kb) .
END_RESTRICTED2. The Service Provision Fee
APA PsycNET, EBSCO and OVID are able to deliver PsycTESTS - fees do vary.
Service Provision Fees are located here: Service Providers Fees (XLSX, 85 Kb) .
Note: Institutions will be invoiced by Eduserv for both the data fees and service provision in UK pounds with the amount converted from dollars at the time that the invoice is raised (unless a US $ invoice is requested at the time of ordering.
On receipt of a completed Licence, Sites will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.
Unless written notice of cancellation of a single year licence is received by Eduserv BEFORE 1 May annually the licence will be deemed to have rolled into the following licence year and sites will be charged for that subsequent year. Sites will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement (invoice date: 1 May 2012 and 2013).
All payments must be made to the Eduserv within 30 calendar days of the date of invoice.
You are advised that because of the requirement for Eduserv to collect monies due before the anniversary date two charges may fall initially into one academic accounting year.
There is monthly pro-rata charging for Sites which become licensed part-way through a year and sites have the option to take out a multi-year licence as long as two full years of the agreement remain.
All prices exclude VAT.
Eduserv's invoices must be paid within 30 calendar days of the date of the invoice.
Start date: 01 Aug 2011 End date: 31 July 2014
Institution Commitment Period
This Agreement is of 2 years 10 months duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period. They may take a single year licence (expiry at 31 July 2012, 2013 or 2014) or licence up to three years (this option expires after 1 August 2012)
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New subscribers: Complete two original copies of the APA Licence Form (PDF, 1.1 Mb) . You should complete page 1 of the Licence Form and initial all subsequent pages on both copies as a sign that you have read and accept the terms and conditions and return all pages of the licence to Eduserv.
When completed the forms should be returned to:
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- By Fax: 01225 474301
- By post to:
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Please note that this Overview is designed to provide a general summary of the Agreement. Before committing to buy a Licence, potential subscribers must always read the licence terms, paying particular attention to any special licence conditions.
Site licence with APA Licence Terms and Conditions - see licence (PDF, 1.1 Mb) for details.
What institutions and library services are allowed to do?
Allowed Not allowed
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|Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material|
|Deposit of learning and teaching objects in repositories|
See note below
Note: APA adhere to the Fair Use Policy as stated in the APA licence (PDF, 617 Kb) . If a client wishes to use additional APA content for any other purpose they will need to contact the APA's Permission's office.
Who can use the resource?
AllowedNot allowed, £ Allowed at additional cost
What can authorised users do?
The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – see Licence Term 1.1(b):
- distance learning
- private study
- academic research
- administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations
- See Licence Term 4 for exclusions and restrictions
- The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes
- Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.
Material downloaded under the agreement before its expiry may continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the agreement exists.
Once the agreement has terminated then no further access to the service will be possible unless the Agreement is renewed or extended. If the Agreement is renewed or extended then the new conditions will apply. If the Chest Agreement is not renewed then continued licensing will be a matter between licensee and APA.
In the event that the Licensee does not renew the license, the Licensee may obtain access to the content published during the time they paid for annual site licenses as described in the APA Archiving and Access Policy For Electronic Databases (PDF, 11 Kb) document.
Personal licences are not available.
30 day free trials are available. To arrange a trial please contact email@example.com.
APA PsycNET - http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycnet/index.aspx
OvidSP - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/autologin.cgi
Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 800-374-2721 or 202-336-5596
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 020 7981 0660
Licensed Materials may include, but are not limited to, user guides, quick-start guides, handbooks, manuals and publicity materials. Such Licensed Materials available to Licensed Institutions will vary depending on the Service Provider selected.
Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted.
Training and Training Materials
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