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Psychology

An overview of locating information in psychology.

Selected testing pages

Identifying a Test

The following resources provide access to titles and descriptions of tests organized by subject matter. While few provide the tests themselves, they are useful in identifying groups of similar tests and providing test properties and reviews that allow you to narrow your search to a specific test.

Contact the Test Authors

Copyright Issues

Tests and measurements, regardless of whether they have been published in a journal, are copyright-protected. In order to use a test, you must get permission from the author.

The list of links below will direct you to test publishers.  If you obtain a faculty letter stating the reason for your request, it is often possible to get permission to use the test.

Contact the publisher or author of the test for permissions.

For more information on copyright issues, go to the APA website:

http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/find-tests.aspx

Getting a test in PsychINFO

There are two ways to search for tests:

  • Click on PsychINFO link below.
  • Go to "Advanced Search."
  • Method #1:
    • In the first search term box, enter the name of the instrument, the word, "AND" and the word, "appended."
    • In the drop-down menu next to the search box, select "Tests and Measures." ex: "anxiety and appended" Tests and Measures
    • Your results should contain a test(s) for anxiety appended to the article(s).
  • Method #2:
    • In the first search box, enter the term, "test appended."
    •  In the drop-down box next to this box, select, "Keywords."
    • In the second search box, enter the name or the subject of the test.
    • Your results should contain appended tests.

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