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Tests & Measurement Instruments

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

Unpublished Tests

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Tests In Microfiche Collection

The Library subscribes to Tests in Microfiche, a source for more than 800 unpublished research instruments pertaining to a wide range of subject areas.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  However, the user should note these are unpublished test instruments and, in most if not all cases, the test instrument has not been proven valid or reliable.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 at the Reference Desk 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 maintains 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 here)
  • 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"
  • Click on result links and do a "Find" (Ctrl + F) for your topic (e.g., stress)
  • If you find a test that interests you, 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.
  • If we do not have the book, you can request it through interlibrary loan