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Psychology: Find Assessments, Tests, & Measures


This page lists sources for identifying test instruments, finding test reviews, and some sources that include the full-text of selected instruments. A complete psychological instrument may sometimes be reproduced in a journal article, book, or thesis, but often these tools can only be obtained by paying a fee to the publisher of the instrument. 
The APA has a brief guide to Finding Information About Psychological Tests.

Best Bets for Finding Assessments, Tests & Measures


For more suggestions on places to find assessments, tests and measures, please see Find Assessments, Tests, & Measures tab in this libguide. 



Using Databases to Find Tests


Article databases like PsycINFO can be used to locate published journal articles that describe, validate, and employ tests and will sometimes include the full text of the instrument.

Additional Tests and Measures Resources

Resources below provide additional guides to tests and measures, including many unpublished or non-commercial instruments. Some of these sources reproduce selected instruments.

Directory of unpublished experimental mental measures by Bert A. Goldman, John L. Saunders, David F. Mitchell

Measures for psychological assessment: a guide to 3,000 original sources and their applications by Ki-Taek Chun

Positive psychological assessment: a handbook of models and measures by Matthew W. Gallager, Shane J. Lopez

Major psychological assessment instruments 

The clinical measurement package: a field manual by Walter Hudson

Handbook of psychological assessment by Gerald Goldstein, Daniel N. Allen, John DeLuca (Academic Press, 2019)

Handbook of psychological assessment by Gary Groth-Marnat, Jordan A. Wright (Wiley, 2016)

Handbook of psychiatric measures by American Psychiatric Association. Task Force for the Handbook of Psychiatric Measures.

Handbook of clinical rating scales and assessment in psychiatry and mental health by Lee Baer

Measures for clinical practice and research: a sourcebook by Kevin Corcoran, Joel Fischer

Guide to assessments that work by John Hunsley, Eric J. Mash

Tests: a comprehensive reference for assessment in psychology, education, and business by Taddy Maddox

 Beidas, R., Stewart, R., Walsh, L., Lucas, S., Downey, M., Jackson, K., … Mandell, D. (2015). Free, Brief, and Validated: Standardized Instruments for Low-Resource Mental Health Settings. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22(1), 5–19.