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Research Guides

Psychology: Find Measurements and Tests

Need help? Reach out to Jylisa Doney (Social Sciences Librarian) for assistance.

Search Tips

There are two primary strategies to find tests and measurements:

  1. Searching by test/measure name: 
    • The "Beck Depression Inventory" or the "Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale"
  2. Searching by the variable you want to measure:
    • risk aversion assessment or a scale measuring self-esteem

Below are additional search tips to help you find the right test/measure. 

  • Start with your topic and search for it in combination with a variety of terms, for example:
    • "risk aversion" AND (instrument OR measure)
    • "self-esteem" AND scale
  • Look for articles and studies with an appendix or appendices, which often include tests and measures, by adding append*  to your search:
    • "self-esteem" AND scale AND append* 
      • The asterisk (*) stands in for all words that start with append including appendix, appends, appendices, and appendixes. 

Measurement and Test Databases