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Instruments and Scales for Research, Education and Clinical Practice

Finding Measurement Instruments in Databases


The Comprehensive Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature or CINAHL sometimes has tests and measures on a variety of health and mental health topics. You can find both reviews of instruments and sometimes the instrument appended by using the field code IN for instrumentation in the search box with a topic for the measurement. E.g. IN sorrow.





The Education Resources Information Center or ERIC contains many tests, measures, and scales.

There are two suggested tips for searching ERIC for tests and measures.

First, you can put a subject keyword in the search box and in the "Options" select Tests/Questionnaires in the Publication Type option.





Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Mental Measurements Yearbook With Tests In Print

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print database contains information describing thousands of commercially available testing instruments from a variety of fields, including the test purpose, publisher, and reviews. 

Search for tests by name (Derogatis Psychiatric Rating Scale), acronym (DPRS), author (Derogatis, Leonard), publisher (Pearson), or keyword/type of test (personality inventory).


Commercially available tests such as those identified in this database are generally only available by purchasing them from the test publisher.  It is suggested that you contact the publisher directly to request a copy of a test.