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Tests and Measures: Getting a Copy

This guide lists the major sources for identifying and getting your hands on educational, psychological, or behavioral measures. It does not address medical diagnostic or physical tests. Sources are listed by convenience of use. 9/08 mb

Databases

Published Tests

Try searching our library catalog by keyword for the test title.  We've entered contents notes for over 100 books that include instruments.  For example:

"black male experiences measure"

"instrumental activities of daily living scale"

"trust in physician scale"

"willingness to tolerate nonconformists"

All the contents notes begin with the phrase "Tests/Measurements covered in this book" so that's another way to search for these books.

We used the Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences finding aid developed by a librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington to enter the contents notes into our catalog records.  If you don't find your instrument by searching our catalog try searching this.  It could be more up-to-date or list books we do not have in our collection.

  • Tests in Print  Now Online  Earlier editions shelved Thomas Cooper Reference Department Z5814.E9 T47
  • ETS Test Collection  ETS is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research, primarily through achievement and admissions testing. 

More Places to Look

You may be able to find the test (or information on getting it) on the web.  Try a search engine.

Tests that are not commercially available are referred to as "unpublished."  You may need to contact the author of an unpublished test for permission to use the instrument.

Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures  Thomas Cooper Reference Department  BF431 .D455

Title Index for the Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures  Thomas Cooper Reference Department  BF431 .D456

Articles with Instruments