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Locating Tests for Measuring Health: Electronic Databases

Databases Including Information on Measurement

  • Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
    • Click on Advanced Search
    • Type your search in the search box and then scroll down to the "Publication Type" box, select Questionnaire/Scale
    • Click on Search and complete your search
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
    • Search by the title/acromym of an instrument or combine your topic with measurement keywords.
  • PsycBOOKS
    • Contains full-text of over 1600 books published by APA.
    • Search by title of instrument In Tests and Measures field,  or use a combination of subject and measurement terms
  • PsycINFO
    • Execute your search
    • Click on Additional Limits
    • In the "Limits" box, select Tests and Measures
    • Click on Limit a Search
  • PubMed
    • Search by the title/acronym of an instrument or combine your topic with measurement keywords.

Databases Exclusive to Measurement

Health and Psychosocial Instruments

  • Information on measurement instruments published in journal articles and other publications
  • Produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, contact them for information on additional services they provide on locating measurement instruments

Mental Measurement Yearbook (MMYB)

  • Contains full information on all published English language standardized instruments including up to three full-text expert review(s) for each measurement instrument.

Substance Use & Assessment Instruments Database

  • This resource is intended to help clinicians and researchers find instruments used for screening and assessment of substance use and substance use disorders.

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