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This guide provides descriptions of commonly used library resources relating to psychology.

Finding Full-text Tests & Surveys

Most tests and surveys are under strict copyright protection, therefore you are unlikely to find the full set of test/survey questions available in a research article. To get the full-text test/survey, you will have to find the publisher of the test and see how much it will cost. Usually there is a tiered-payment structure. Students who do not plan to publish the results of the test/survey may get discounted pricing.

Mental Measurements Yearbook is a resource that allows you to search descriptions of tests and surveys. It also includes publisher information.

If you don't plan on publishing the results of your survey/test and can't afford to pay, you may find a free survey/test available online. ERIC Assessment and Evaluation Clearinghouse test locator allows you to search for free tests.

 

Tests & Measures in ERIC

ERIC is one of the few databases where you can find the full set of test questions used in a study. The reason ERIC is able to publish the full test & questionnaires is that government funded research requires full-access by the public. To search for tests & questionnaires in ERIC, select Tests/Questionnaires in the Publication Type search field.

Create Your Own Survey

4Researchers.org is place where you can watch videos of professional psychologists talk about the research process. The site also provides a free survey tool that will help you create a survey for your research.