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Library FAQs: Tests FAQs

Frequently asked questions and answers for my library account, library materials, notices and assessment materials.

Psychological Assessment Materials (Tests)

Psychological Assessment Materials (Tests) -- Overview

  • Policies and procedures vary at each Alliant library location.  Please contact your home library for further information on using assessment materials.
  • Assessment materials and classes -- additional information about using assessment materials in classes is available here.
  • Assessment materials are not shared between campuses.  If a test is available at another location and is a low usage test it might be possible to have the test sent to your home library. 
  • See the "Thesis FAQs" for further information on searching for tests in dissertations.  Occassionally a copy of a measure or scale is available in a dissertation.

Searching for Tests in Encore

  • Type subject, keywords, and/or test name in Encore search box.
  • On left side of screen limit Format to Test/Kit.
  • To see what is available at your home library click on appropriate location (i.e. Los Angeles for tests only available at the Los Angeles campus).


  • Click on "Encore Advanced Search"
  • Type in subject, keyword or test name.
  • Limit Format to "Test/Kit"
  • Limit Location to home library if you are only interested in items at your home library.
  • Click "Search"

Searching for Tests in the Classic Catalog

  • Click on Classic Catalog
  • Click on "Advanced Search"
  • Type in keywords.
  • Under Limited to:
    • Material Type select Test/Kit
    • If limiting to location, select appropriate location.
  • Click on Submit

Searching for Online Tests

  • Under "Research" select "Databases"
  • Reviews and purchasing information are available for many tests in the Mental Measurements/Tests in Print database.  No full-text access to tests is available in this database.
  • APA PsycNet -- PsycTESTS contains just over 2,000 test names and 1,528 actual unpublished tests. The main focus of the database is unpublished tests.  Some full-text tests are available.
  • Under Useful Links on the library's homepage there are a few web sites listed that index assessment materials.

Updated/revised RES 4/24/2015