To identify the assessments, tests, and measures that have been used by Psychology researchers in studies related to your research area:
1. Search for your research area in PsycINFO.
2. In the Refine Results sidebar to the right of the list of search hits, click the arrow beside the heading, Tests & Measures.
You can use both PsycINFO and PsycTESTS to find the information you need to justify your choice of tests and measures for your proposals and projects:
1. In PsycINFO there are two ways to find articles that use your test:
2. In PsycTESTS,
Look at the Permissions listed in the records of tests/scales you find:
PsycINFO: To find a specific test, type the test name in the search box and choose TM Tests and Measures from the Select a Field drop-down menu beside the search box. Research articles that use tests with May be Used for Research/Teaching permissions may have pdf files of that test appended for download. Take a look at this short video for a demonstration of finding tests in PsycINFO.
CINAHL: To find a specific test, type the test name in the search box and choose the Research Instrument or Questionnaire/Scale limits under Publication Type. Research articles that use tests with May be Used for Research/Teaching permissions may have pdf files of that test appended for download. Take a look at this short video for a demonstration of finding questionnaires and scales in CINAHL and this short video for a demonstration of finding research instruments in CINAHL.
Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS): a repository of more than 500 instruments that are used to collect data from across the social sciences. See their About Us page for more info.
PsyToolkit: PsyToolkit is a free-to-use toolkit for demonstrating, programming, and running cognitive-psychological experiments and surveys, including personality tests.
This 3-volume handbook is a comprehensive review of the theory and application of tests and assessments in Psychology. It begins with an in-depth description of psychometrics. It then provides thorough, up-to-date, comprehensive chapters related to industrial/organizational psychology, clinical psychology (including health psychology), counseling psychology, and educational psychology.
TMdB: Tests and measures available in compilation volumes. Entries include instrument title, author, date, pages located in the compilation volume, and links to information about each compilation volume so you can track it down.
Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment: 4 volume set, each volume covering a major class of psychological assessment instruments: intelligence/neuropsychological, personality, behavioral, and industrial/organizational.
Mental Measurements Yearbook: supports Psychology test selection with descriptions and critical evaluations of commercially available tests
Measures for Clinical Practice and Research provides copies of hundreds of tests, mostly derived from scholarly journal articles