|SUBJECT HEADING SEARCHING
|Database of the literature of nursing and the allied health professions.
|Under the search field 'publication type' specify 'interview', 'questionnaire/scale' or 'research instrument'.
Tip: you can choose more than one pub. type if you hold down the 'ctrl' key as you select them.
|International biomedical database with an emphasis on the US. produced by the US National Library of Medicine.
|Click the 'edit limits' button to access advanced limits in Medline. Under 'publication type' you can limit to 'interview' with a keyword search.
|Subject headings include: test, inventory, interview, measurement, assessment, psychological test, psychological rating scale and surveys.
|WEB OF SCIENCE
|Database containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals in all areas of research.
|Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC).
|Useful subject headings (descriptors) can be found in the ERIC thesaurus. These can be combined with relevant keywords for a more specific search.
|Large indexing and citation database in Psychology
Use TM: tests and measures field in advanced search
Restrict your search to articles that actually include a test instrument try adding the words AND APPENDED to your search strategy, eg pain AND (measure* OR test* OR score* OR scale* OR questionnaire OR assessment OR survey) AND appended
|PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS AND THESES
|Theses can include tests in the appendices
|Add the test/measurement/scale name to the search box. Add NEAR/[n] appendi* after eg. "Multi-Dimensional Intelligence Test" NEAR/4. This will help locate the test name within close proximity to the appendices, where they are most likely to be included.
Run the search.
To locate articles that contain appended tests, add TM Appended to your search terms.
To limit to a particular published test (as mentioned in the “Tests and Measures” field), perform your search in the following way: TM Appended and TM “published test name”
For example, enter: TM Appended and TM Apperceptive Personality Test
This retrieves results for Apperceptive Personality Test(s) and limits to those that are appended.
“Appended” typically means one of three things:
from: Ebsco support site https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/EBSCOhost/EBSCOhost_FAQs/PsycINFO_FAQs
There are some books and eBooks on the subject of psychological testing in the Library. Try an advanced search
Use truncation to widen your search, for example (test* AND psychol*) or (measur* AND educat* AND test*).
Some other useful terms might include assessment*, questionnaire*, interview*, rating*, post-test*, scale*or survey*, criti*
Some survey and test instruments are freely available on the web.
APA has a list of online testing sites here: https://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/links
If you know the test you are looking for enclose the name inside "..." quotation marks.
A selection of online resources are here, try searching for them online:
The Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) Instrument
The Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia
Cambridge Depersonalisation Scale
Depression Anxiety Stress Scales - DASS
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
Geriatric Depression Scale
Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE)
Internet Mental Health Quality of Life Scale: A Quality of Life Questionnaire
Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale
The Liverpool University Neuroleptic Side Effect Rating Scale (LUNSERS)
Maudsley Addiction Profile
Measuring the Promise: A Compendium of Recovery Measures, Volume II
Multnomah Community Ability Scale
Online Depression Screening Test
Psychiatric Rating Scales Index
Psychogeriatric Assessment Scales
Quality of Life Index (QLI)
Quality of Life Scale (QOLS)
RAND Health Surveys and Tools
Recovery Oriented Systems Indicators (ROSI)
Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS)
Stony Brook Attachment Measures
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ)
WHOQoL Instrument Downloads : Centre for Participant Report Outcomes : The University of Melbourne