Finding tests and measurements can be a challenging process. You may or may not need to do all of the steps below. Always keep in mind the search tips at the left of the screen!
What if you need a book or article but we don't have a copy available at Campbell? Request it from another library! There are two easy ways to have a book or article loaned to you from another library:
Do you have a general topic (like, personality) but don’t know the name of a specific test?
Your first step is to conduct a thorough literature review. Books and articles which explain how to test the specific persons, phenomena, or variables that interest you will give you a sense of which tests are most typically used by other researchers. Here are some sources:
After learning about how testing is done for your population/topic, use the reference books below to determine which tests are most commonly used.
CAUTION: These do NOT provide copies of tests. Instead, they give you basic information such as the test name, purpose, population, scoring system, validity, price, and publisher.
If you've tried the resources above and still want additional tests, try these:
Some tests, especially one that are created/used by government agencies or universities, can be found with Google or other search engines.
CAUTION: Anyone can post something on a web site, so there are many "unofficial" (altered or incomplete) tests on the Internet. For professional and research purposes, you should use versions from the correct author or publisher. Here are some tips for finding them:
If you identify a test in a library book or a journal article and want to get a copy of the test itself, you can sometimes find the test author's "institutional affiliation," e-mail address, or other contact information quite easily:
If contact information isn't available or is outdated, locate the author with Google or another search engine.
Another route is contacting the publisher. This can be challenging because many small publishers have been bought out by larger corporations. Here are some of the well-known test publishers and their web sites: