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Health & Psychological Instruments

Resources for finding full-text health and psychological measurement instruments.

Databases for Finding Health & Psychological Instruments

NOTE: In many cases, complete instruments will be published in journal articles. Other instruments may require a license fee to obtain and/or administer them. Fees may vary from one test to another and/or may depend on the number of times the test is administered. NYUHSL does not provide these licenses or funding to obtain them.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

  • Indexes use of tests and measurement instruments in public health, nursing, psychology, human resources, sociology, and communication literature.  
  • Search Tip: Select Primary Source under Limits on the search screen to limit the results to articles that contain the complete instrument or articles that assess the instrument's validity/reliability.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

  • Original reviews of and citations to articles about available educational, psychological, and vocational tests. 

PsycTESTS via APA PsycNET 

  • Summaries, full text, and citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching.

PsycINFO via Ovid

  • Index of APA publications identifying psychologically relevant material.
  • Search Tip: The TM field ["tests and measures" field] contains the names of published tests and measures mentioned in the source document. 


  • Search Tip: Medical Subject Headings (MESH) for the concept of tests and measurement include: questionnaires, psychological tests, psychometrics outcome, and process assessment (health care).

CINAHL Complete

  • Index of the literature of nursing and the allied health professions.
  • Search Tip: To limit your search to research instruments, go to Search Options and scroll down to Publication Types.  Select  “research instrument” under Publication Type. View demo video

SAVIR Instrument Library

  • Full text of freely available instruments from the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).
  • Search Tip: Select "Research Forms & Instruments" from the publication type search limits at the bottom of the page.