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Sources used to locate, evaluate and purchase tests.
Tests must be purchased from the publisher or author if not freely available. Permission must always be obtained from the copyright holder.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Getting Full-Text

Many instruments are proprietary and are only available via purchase.

Libraries typically do not own collections of instruments.

An instrument must be purchased directly from the publisher or copyright holder.

Some, but not all, journal articles make the full-text of the instrument available as an appendix.


Finding Research Instruments & Other Measurement Tools

Finding research instruments, questionnaires, checklists, and other measurement tools can be a difficult task. The purpose of this guide is to help make that task easier by providing information about where and how to find tests.

Databases -Search for information on published and unpublished research instruments; find articles that discuss a particular instrument; obtain the full-text instrument when available.

Print Resources - Directories used to locate named instruments, instruments by type, test publishers, and where to purchase test evaluations and critiques.

Web Resources - Links to FAQs about tests in general, tests unique to specific health care groups, freely available tests, and tests that have been translated into other languages.

Duke Instruments - A list of some of the well-known surveys, scales & other measures developed at Duke University Medical Center.


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