Before beginning your search, keep these things in mind:
- Published Tests vs. Unpublished Tests: Published tests or measurements are available from the test publisher. Unpublished tests or measurements are not available commercially but are often included in articles, empirical sources or dissertations. These tests are under copyright (just like published tests) so you may want to request to use them by contacting the author.
- Follow Your Institutions Policies and Guidelines: Be sure to familiarize yourself with your institution's policies and guidelines on research and how this relates to volunteers. At the University of Saint Thomas, the Office of Research and Scholarly Activity has information on research compliance, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
- Be Patient: Finding a test or measurement instrument is sophisticated research that requires time and patience. You will likely have to look a few difference places but don't give up! Saint Thomas librarians are here to help!
Remember, always get permission from the test's author(s) before using a test or measurement instrument.