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PSYC 571: Tests and Measurements (Harrisburg)

Links to databases and other resources for finding psychological testing instruments. Also provides explanations, search tips, and other "words to the wise" for locating and using tests.


No database provides free, full-text copies of all tests and measurements.

The person who creates the test decides if, when, and how it will be published. Some publish their tests in books and journal articles. Others have sold the “rights” to their tests to a publishing company, and now the publisher distributes (sells) the test.

There could be hundreds of tests out there, depending on the people you want to study and what you want to learn about them. So, your main task is to find basic information about several tests and narrow yourself down to a few that are worth more investigation. 

You may have to look in many different places to find tests. Also, you may have to pay to use them. 

This guide will help you locate tests and measurements within Penn State, in books and journal articles, and in other sources.

Use the links at the left to navigate this guide. Enjoy!