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Before You Start

Consider the following before starting to search for measurement instruments. 

Published vs.
Unpublished Tests

Published tests or measurements are available for purchase from the test publisher. Certification or permission from the publisher and author(s) might be required to use these tests. 

Unpublished tests or measurements are not available commercially but might be included in articles, studies and dissertations. These tests are also under copyright and you should request permission to use these tests by contacting the author(s).

Be Patient

Finding a test or measurement instrument can be challenging at times and requires patience. You will likely need to consult several different resources, online databases and books but don't give up. If you need additional help please contact your liaison librarian.

Content adapted from the University of Michigan and the JMU Strategic Leadership Studies: Find tests/measures page.

Finding Tests & Measures

Browse for Tests

Browse Index of Tests

Browse Research Literature

You can find tests on your topic through articles about studies that are similar to yours.

Find a Test Review

Test reviews can be found in reference works and in journal articles. 

Remember that not every test will have a published review.

Resources About the Field of Measurement