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Find Measurements and Tests

There are two primary strategies to find tests and measurements:

  1. Searching by test/measure name: 
    • The "Beck Depression Inventory" or the "Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale"
  2. Searching by the variable you want to measure:
    • risk aversion assessment or a scale measuring self-esteem

Below are additional search tips to help you find the right test/measure. 

  • Start with your topic and search for it in combination with a variety of terms, for example:
    • "risk aversion" AND (instrument OR measure)
    • "self-esteem" AND scale
  • Look for articles and studies with an appendix or appendecies, which often include tests and measures, by adding append*  to your search:
    • "self-esteem" AND scale AND append* 
      • The asterisk (*) stands in for all words that start with append including appendix, appends, appendecies, and appendixes. 

For more general search tips and hints check out our Database Search Bar Tips Tutorial.

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Research Collection

BF    Psychology

             BF    176 - 176.5    Psychological tests and testing

             BF    180 - 198.7    Experimental psychology

             BF    712 - 724.85    Developmental prychology

HF    Commerce

             HF    5548.7 - 5548.85    Industrial psychology

HM    Sociology

             HM    1001 - 1281    Social psychology

ML    Literature on Music

             ML    3830 - 3840    Psychology

QP    Physiology

             QP    351 - 495    Neurophysiology and nueropsychology

R      Medicine (general)

             R      726.5 - 726.8    Medicine/disease related to psychology

RC    Internal medicine

             RC    435 - 571    Psychiatry

RJ    Pediatrics

             RJ    499 - 507    Mental disorders, child psychiatry

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