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Health & Psychological Instruments

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

Indexes for Finding Instruments

Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes. 

127 collections have been indexed to provide access to citations for approximately 12,000 measures. This is simply a list of some of the tests that can be found quickly in compilation volumes available in many libraries. This site was designed as a service to locate tests, measures, instruments, etc. when there is a known title and a copy of the test is desired.

SDSU Test Finder. 

A "deep index" of books that contain instruments, some with numerous examples, and some with only 1-2. This resource is a nice compliment to the above "Tests in Compilation Volumes" list. 

Books of Instruments

The books listed here are available at the NYU Bobst Library and can be requested through our Inter-library Loan service.  Click here to submit a request.

  • Maddox, Taddy, Tests: a Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business, 6th edition. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 2008.
    From the APA: Tests is a bibliographic encyclopedia containing information on thousands of testing instruments in psychology, education, and business. It provides concise descriptions of tests, with each entry including the test title and author, the intended population, the tests purpose, the major features, the administration time, the scoring method, the cost and availability, and the primary publisher.

  • Corcoran, Kevin and Joel Fisher, Measures for Clinical Practice and Research: a Sourcebook, 4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 2 volumes.
    In addition to discussing the essential features of measurement, these two volumes present hundreds of relatively brief questionnaires on a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems of couples, families, children and adults.