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Tests & Measurement Instruments

The Tests and Measurement Instruments guide provides links to reliable database and web resources.

Tests In Microfiche Collection

Use Tests in Microfiche, a source for more than 800 unpublished research instruments pertaining to a wide range of subject areas. This collection provides a copy of the test. However, the user should note these are unpublished test instruments and, in most, if not all cases, the test instrument has not been proven valid or reliable. Consult the ETS TestLink database to obtain the microfiche number containing the testing instrument. (Click on the "Find Tests in Articles" tab for more information about how to use this database.) 

Ask Us for assistance in finding where the Tests in Microfiche collection is kept. 

Finding Tests in Books


A librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington maintained a site that indexes books with actual tests and measures.  Her site is located here:

Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests Available in Compilation Volumes


 Recommendations for how to use her pages to find tests:

  • Go to the site (click on the link above)
  • Click on 'UT Arlington (host) web site'.
  • In the search box enter your search terms and the phrase "compilation volumes." For example, if you're looking for tests that measure stress enter the following in the search box: stress "compilation volumes"
  • Or enter:  stress TMdb
  • The results will all begin with TMdb for Tests and Measurements database.  
  • Click on an interesting result link; this will take you to a page with the book's full citation at the top with its contents listed beneath a blue bar.  Do a "Find" (Ctrl + F) for your topic (e.g., stress); any matches will be highlighted in yellow.
  • If that test result interests you, look above the blue bar at the top and make a note of the book in which it appears (title, author, publication date, edition, page number, etc.)
  • Search for the book in the library catalog to see if we have it at the Consortium Library; you can also click on the WorldCat link in each result that follows 'Find this book in a library near you', but it may be quicker just to look in QuickSearch.
  • If we do not have the book, you can request it through interlibrary loan

Unpublished Tests