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Finding Tests and Measurements: Other Databases

A pathfinder to identifying and finding tests and measures in the social sciences.

Finding Tests in Other Databases

Some library databases, while not focused on tests and measures, have search features to help you locate them in journal articles. These are unpublished tests.


Search Steps:

  1. Go to Advanced Search.
  2. Scroll down to the Test & measure search box.
  3. Search by a topic keyword (e.g., depression) and click search.
  4. Your results will include articles with tests and measures on your topic appended.
  5. Alternately, you can click the Look up Test & measures link to the right of the search box for a list of available instruments and search or browse within that list.


Search Steps:

  1. Click Advanced Search.
  2. Enter your topic keywords in the search boxes.
  3. Under "Special Limiters for ERIC," choose Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires.
  4. Click search.

All results should include tests or scales. However, some articles only describe research that used a scale and provide a citation to it, not the full contents of the scale itself.

Dissertations and Theses Global

Search Steps:

  1. Click Advanced Search.
  2. In the search box Subject Heading (all), paste the following: Exact("educational evaluation" OR "psychological tests"). This will search for any record containing either subject heading "educational evaluation" or "psychological tests," which will find most dissertations that contain tests in the social sciences.
  3. Scroll up to the search boxes and enter your subject keywords.Click Search.