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Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Databases of Tests and Measures

Use these databases to find information about a test or measure, such as reliability, validity, how it has been used, and occasionally the instrument itself.

  • Search PsycINFO...
    • by topic (e.g. vocation)
      • search for your topic, then view Tests & Measures limiter on the left of the search results
    • by measure title or acronym (e.g. “calling and vocation questionnaire”)
      • TM Tests and Measures field: locates all mentions of the instrument in Tests and Measures field (broad); use keyword “appended” to see if full-text is included
      • Select a Field: searches within Title, Translated Title, Classification Codes, Abstract, Keyword, Subjects, and Author (broad)
      • SU Subjects/DE Subjects: locates articles about measure as a topic (narrow)

Watch the tutorial below for an example of searching for tests and measures in PsycINFO (4:06)

Search SPU Primo for tests

Search SPU Primo for a specific test or browse available tests.

  • To search for a specific test, search by title, author, acronym, or keyword in the main search box.  

You can recognize a test by the location of Test File - Restricted.  View the Details tab after clicking on the test title to see the test contents.

  SPU Primo record for Achenbach system of empirically based assessments showing Test File call number

  • To browse all available tests in the test file, search either within the SPU Special Collections tab or limit your results by physical location.
    • In Primo, search for test as a keyword and limit your search on the left by the Physical Location of Test File - Restricted.
    • Or choose SPU Special Collections and select Test File from the drop-down menu. Search for the term "test" to browse all available tests.

SPU Primo search for test in Special Collections - Test File

Resources for Evaluating Tests and Measures

This is not a comprehensive list of resources available on the Index Tables. See this list for more titles.