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Several library databases provide options for searching for tests and measures in the following subject areas:
- Education (ERIC, Education Source)
- Nursing (CINAHL)
- Psychology (PsycINFO)
Searching for tests using PsycINFO
PsycINFO - now called APA PsycINFO
Psychology and behavioral science journals, books, conference papers, and more. Some full text. 1887-
To find articles about instruments related to your topic: search for your topic and check the Tests / Measures / Assessment box on the search screen.
To search for articles that might have an instrument in the appendix: search for your topic, adding append* AND (test or measure or scale or instrument or survey) to your search.
For assistance searching PsycINFO for tests, see the tutorial on the right side of the screen.
Searching for tests using ERIC
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Leading resource for education journals and ERIC Documents (including research reports and conference papers).
TIP: To search for tests, on the Advanced Search screen, look for the Publication Type menu and choose Tests / Questionnaires.
Searching for tests using Education Source
An important resource for education journals, with over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of tests.
TIP: To search for tests, add Educational tests & measurements to your search terms to run a quick search at this general level, or explore the Thesaurus page for “Educational tests & measurements” to find articles about a specific test or type of test.
Searching for tests using CINAHL
Searching PsycINFO for tests video
Help Resources for Finding Tests & Measures
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