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Finding Research Instruments and Tests

Research instruments include tests, surveys, questionnaire, and scales.


Welcome to the Finding Research Instruments and Tests Resource Guide. Here are some tips when searching for research instruments:

  • Use online databases search limits (e.g., tests and instruments) such as CINAHL and PsycINFO
  • Try searching for the test title in search engines like Google or Google Scholar
  • Try searching for journal articles. Sometimes the tests or instruments might be published in the appendix. 
  • Try searching for dissertations which sometimes include tests or instruments used often in appendix.