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Full-Text Test/ Assessment Instruments

Full-Text Test / Assessment Instruments

All print titles listed in this selective guide are located in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) Reference Collection unless otherwise noted. The location SSHEL RCC indicates the item is held in the SSHEL Reference Circulating Collection.

Online | In Microfiche | In Print




PsycTESTS is a database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.

  • 76% of test records contain the actual test or test items.
  • Descriptive summaries of the test and its development and administration, mostly drawn from articles in peer-reviewed journals or books, with downloadable tests.
  • Over 20,000 Master Profiles and over 15,000 contain instances of actual tests or test items.
  • 1896 to present; ~61% are from 2000 and later; ~80% are from 1990 and later.
  • Subjects covered include: Developmental Measures; Scales for Beliefs, Relationships, or Expectancies; Aggression, Coping, or Functional Status Questionnaires; Racial and Ethnic Identity Scales; Resilience, Anger Response, or Substance Abuse Inventories; Physical Health Related Assessments; Personality Assessments; Educational Measures; Neuropsychological Assessments; Aptitude and Achievement Measures; Competency Measures; Occupational Measures; Intelligence Tests; Military Tests



In Microfiche

Test in Microfiche (TIM)
The Test in Microfiche (TIM) collection, found in the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL), provides access to unpublished tests. The book Tests in Microfiche, Annotated Index (Sets A-DD) (371.26 T289index) indexes these tests by title, subject, and author. Additionally, Test in Microfiche (TIM) can be found by entering TIM in the Title field in the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Test Collection database and then adding another search parameter (test title, author, subject, abstracts, etc.). ETS represents tests and research instruments from ETS’s own test programs as well as other major test publishers in the United States and abroad. The ETS Test Collection contains information on tests relevant to the fields of education, business, and health. The tests are organized into eight broad categories: achievement, aptitude, attitudes and interests, personality, sensory-motor skills, special populations, vocational/occupational, and miscellaneous. For each test, ETS provides information on the author, source, availability, target population, purpose and scope. ETS gives tests call numbers that start with “TC.” Test in Microfiche are in order by call number.



In Print

618.920075 As741 cop.1
Assessing Children’s Well-Being: a Handbook of Measures. 2004. (SSHEL RCC)
The appendix of this work includes 20 scales and measures. Topics relate to children’s health and include family responsibility, coping strategies, health inventories, attitudes towards illness, locus of control, child and parent perceptions of specialty care. The instruments reproduced in the appendix are discussed within the text and information regarding content, purpose, standardization and norms, reliability, validity, strengths and limitations, and further reading is provided.

614.42 C738 v.1-5
Compendium of Quality of Life Instruments. 5 vols. 1998. (Oak Street)

  • Volume 1: General quality of life assessment instruments; disease specific quality of life instruments (anxiety and depression, arthritis/musculoskeletal diseases).
  • Volume 2: Disease specific quality of life instruments (cancer, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, dementia, endocrine and gastrointestinal diseases, HIV/AIDS, hospice and palliative care, and neurological diseases).
  • Volume 3: Disease specific quality of life instruments (psychosocial and mental disorders).
  • Volume 4: Disease specific quality of life instruments (rehabilitation, renal diseases and respiratory diseases).
  • Volume 5: Specific groups quality of life assessment instruments (caregivers, children, elderly, and women); economic specific quality of life indices.

Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health . (online)
Provides reviews of rating scales and questionnaires for the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions as well as full-text of scales and assessments. Each chapter presents a review of measurement issues related to the specific condition in addition to recommendations on when and what dimensions to measure. Some of the conditions represented include: depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, alcohol and nicotine addictions, eating disorders, and ADHD.

Q.306.85 H191 2001
Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques: Instruments & Index. 3 vols. 2001.
Volume three of this set contains:

  • 33 Family relations instruments (e.g., The Brother-Sister Questionnaire)
  • 30 Marital relations instruments (e.g., Intimate Bond Measure [IBM])
  • 51 Parent-child relations instruments (e.g., Parent-Child Closeness [PCC])
  • 32 Family adjustment, health, and well-being instruments (e.g., Burden Assessment Scale [BAS])
  • 22 Family problems instruments (e.g., Parenting Stress Inventory)

Handbook of Sexuality-related Measures. 4th ed. 2019.
The majority of the 225 scales presented in this work are reproduced in their entirety. Among the 80+ topics covered are abortion, abuse, aggression, arousal, contraception, female and male sexuality, gender identification, harassment, heterosexuality, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, homosexuality, love, marriage, rape, sexual risk, sociosexual orientation, and relationships. Each measurement includes comments addressing content, scoring, reliability, validity, and references.

LB3051 .L4543 2014
Handbook of Tests and Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences. 3rd ed. 2014.
120 tests and measures divided into such topics as alienation, anxiety, communication, conflict, ethics, honesty, interpersonal relations, job satisfaction, leadership style, mentoring, morale, motivation, politics, self-actualization, self-concept, self-esteem, stress, and total quality management. When available, each entry includes comments addressing scale construction, sampling, reliability, validity, factor analysis, and references.

320.019 M463
Measures of Political Attitudes. 1999. (SSHEL Stacks)
Approximately 150 measures divided into the following subjects: liberalism and conservatism, economic values and inequality, democratic values and political tolerance, racial attitudes, political alienation and efficacy, trust in government, international attitudes, political information, political agendas, political partisanship, and political participation. Included with the scales are remarks on content, sample, reliability, validity, and results. There is not a significant overlap in measures with the 1969 title above.

291.4 M463
Measures of Religiosity. 1999. (Oak Street)
126 scales and measures in the psychology of religion are divided into such topics as religious beliefs and practices, religious attitudes, religious development, moral values, religiousness, spirituality and mysticism, god concepts, religious fundamentalism, and views of death and the afterlife. Included with the scales are comments addressing content, considerations, standardization, validity, and research of the accompanying measurement.

Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes. 1973. (Online)
The majority of the scales in this work are reproduced in their entirety. Included are scales measuring self-esteem, internal and external locus of control, alienation and anomia, authoritarianism and dogmatism, values, socio-political attitudes, religious attitudes, and general attitudes toward people. Also included are a description of the scale, and comments on sampling, reliability, validity, administration, results, and references.

BF176 .C66 2013
Measures for Clinical Practice: a Sourcebook. 5th ed. 2 vols. 2013. (Oak Street and online)
Information regarding purpose, scoring, reliability, validity and references are provided along with each instrument in these volumes. Includes an instrument index cross referenced by problem area.

  • Volume 1: 46 instruments for use with couples (topics include marital happiness, conflict, dual families, and abuse); 57 instruments for use with families (topics include boundaries, coping abilities, family cohesiveness, siblings and parent-child relationships); 49 instruments for use with children (topics include self-concept, loneliness, fears, and self-esteem).
  • Volume 2: 301 instruments for use with adults when the problem being addressed is outside the familial or couple relationship (topics include aggression, depression, anxiety, eating, fear, addictions, obsessive-compulsion, dissociation, self-perceptions, and social interactions).

616.89075 Sa289r
Rating Scales in Mental Health. 2001. (Main Stacks)
The majority of the scales in this work are reproduced in their entirety. Included are scales rating anxiety, depression, mania, psychosis, patient satisfaction, quality of life, substance abuse, suicide risk, and aggression. Geriatric rating scales and scales for children are also provided. Descriptions of the scales are given along with comments on their general application, psychometric properties (reliability and validity), and references.

RC473.P78 S245 2012
Rating Scales in Mental Health. 3rd ed. 2012.
This guide describes and analyzes 119 scales used by mental health clinicians and researchers in their practice. Each entry includes an overview, general applications, copyright information, time needed to complete scale, a representative study, and, when available, samples of scales and quick-reference tables. Scales are organized by major category. Also contains many general conceptual chapters and appendixes and indexes.

Sourcebook of Adult Assessment Strategies. 1995. (online)
The 67 mental health measurements presented in this work are reproduced in their entirety. The organization of the scales corresponds to the order of related diagnostic categories in the DSM-IV. As such, topics covered include delirium and dementia, substance-related disorders, schizophrenia and related disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, dissociative disorders, sexual disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, impulse control disorders, and relationship problems. Included with the scales are comments addressing purpose and development, administration and scoring, samples, reliability, validity, and references.


The following resources may have some, but not all, full-text instruments in their entirety. In some cases, only a sample of the scale or measurement may be included.

Handbook of Research Design & Social Measurement. 2002. (online)
While much of this work uses sample items from scales to illustrate ideas, Part 7 (“Assessing social variables: scales and indexes”, pp.453-658) provides some measurements in their entirety. This section includes scales assessing social status, group structure and dynamics, community, social participation, leadership in the work organization, and morale and job satisfaction. A description of each scale, along with comments on reliability, validity, references, and research applications, is included.

150.287 H1912 v.2
Handbook of Tests and Measurements for Black Populations. 1996. (SSHEL RCC)
Of the 40+ measurements discussed in this work, many of the instruments are included in their entirety and can be found appended at the end of each entry. When not published in its entirety, a sample of the measurement is included. Assessment tools are divided among the following subjects: world-view; physiological and neuropsychological measures; spirituality; acculturation, life experiences, and values; racial identity attitude; stress, racism, and coping measures; mental health delivery; and work environment. Included are detailed discussion about each scale, as well as comments on scoring, reliability and validity, research, and references.

Q.016.153752 EL45i
An International Directory of Spatial Tests. 1983. (Oak Street)
While only sample items are included in this work, test instructions and practice items (available for each entry) are reproduced directly from the test instruments. References are included as well as comments on the purpose and content of the test, the scoring procedure, and availability. Among the spatial tests sampled are tasks involving copying and mazes, embedded figures, visual memory, figural rotation, blocks and block rotation, paper folding, perspective, and collage.

155.28 M463
Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes. 1991. (SSHEL RCC, SSHEL Ref, SSHEL Stacks, and online)
Approximately 150 scales and measures are discussed in this work and all have, at least, sample items from the text of these instruments. Many scales are reproduced in their entirety but are found throughout the 700+ pages with no full-text scale index to lead you specifically to them. Among the topics covered by the scales presented and discussed in this text are life satisfaction and happiness; self-esteem; social anxiety; depression and loneliness; alienation; attitudes towards people; locus of control; authoritarianism; and masculinity, femininity, and androgyny. Descriptions of the scales are given along with comments on samples, reliability, validity, and references.