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Measures and Surveys and Scales, Oh My! - Finding Assessment Tools: Getting Started!

This guide will help dissertation students locate measuring instruments and psychometric information about them. The term, test, is used when referring to any type of instrument or tool, including measure, survey, questionnaire, scale, and interview.

Looking for Access? You Got It!

To access the databases mentioned in this guide, go to the Alliant Library homepage ( and click the link for ‘Databases’ located under the Research section.  An Alliant ID or barcode is needed to access databases from off-campus.


Clicking on this link will take you to the Alliant Library’s List of Research Databases.  Scroll down until you locate the link for database you need. 



This guide was originally created by Stephanie Ballard in Spring 2009. It was revised by Shawna Hellenius and Sherry Youssef, and is currently maintained by Erin Schmidt.