MMY database

According to American Psychological Association's Journal Manuscript Editor Chelsea Lee*, the correct APA 6th edition citation style for test reviews from the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) database is shown below.

As Ms. Lee explained, at UI we are accessing the reviews via the database vendor EBSCO. However, the URL should direct the reader to the publisher of the MMY and not the database vendor. The MMY is published by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and therefore the correct URL is http://www.unl.edu/buros

Example:

Sandoval, J. (2003). Test review of the Woodcock-Johnson III. In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The fifteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu

NOTE:

The author of the review and the publication year of the MMY edition are included in the citation, but the test author and publication date of the test itself do not appear.

When you locate a review in the MMY database, look for the field Yearbook. That shows what edition the review appeared in.

Find that edition in the samples below and that will be your citation template.  You will need to fill in the name of the test review author and the name of the test being reviewed. The publication date, the name(s) of editor(s), the name of the yearbook, and the Buros url website address will be the same as the template.

Last name, first initial of review author. (in press). Test review of the name of test. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from the Buros Institute's Test Reviews Online website: http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (2010). Test review of the name of test. R. A. Spies, J. F. Carlson, & K. F. Geisinger (Eds.), The eighteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu

Last name, first initials of review author. (2007). Test review of the name of test. In K. F. Geisinger, R. A. Spies, J. F. Carlson, & B. S. Plake (Eds.), The seventeenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (2005). Test review of the name of test. In R. A. Spies & B. S. Plake (Eds.), The sixteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (2003). Test review of the name of test. In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The fifteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (2001). Test review of the name of test. In B. S. Plake & J. C. Impara (Eds.), The fourteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1998). Test review of the name of test. In J. C. Impara & B. S. Plake (Eds.), The thirteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1995). Test review of the name of test. In J. C. Conoley & J. C. Impara (Eds.), The twelfth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1992). Test review of the name of test. In J. J. Kramer & J. C. Conoley (Eds.), The eleventh mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1989). Test review of the name of test. In J. C. Conoley & J. J. Kramer (Eds.), The tenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros  

Last name, first initials of review author. (1985). Test review of the name of test. In J. V. Mitchell, Jr. (Ed.), The ninth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1978). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros (Ed.), The eighth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1972). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros (Ed.), The seventh mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1965). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros  (Ed.), The sixth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1959). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros (Ed.), The fifth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1953). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros (Ed.), The fourth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1949). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros (Ed.), The third mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1941). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros (Ed.), The nineteen forty mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

Last name, first initials of review author. (1938). Test review of the name of test. In O. K. Buros (Ed.), The nineteen thirty eight mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://www.unl.edu/buros

* Source: Lee, C. (personal correspondence, September 30, 2009).