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FAQ: Finding Psychological or Educational Evaluation Tests

The National Library of Medicine®(NLM®) has no database or Web site of psychological or evaluation tests.

NLM sources of information that may be helpful are:

  • MEDLINE®/PubMed® can be searched for articles that specify a test/evaluation tool or test results; but they do not necessarily include the test instrument.
  • HSRR: Health Services and Sciences Research Resources from the NLM National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) is information about research datasets and instruments/indices used in Health Services Research, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Public Health with links to PubMed.

You can also find information about psychological or educational evaluation tests--including scales, inventories or measurement tools -- in non-NLM databases and Web sites (some may require a subscription).

Your local public, medical or university library may have reference texts, such as:

  • Handbook of Psychiatric Measures. Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Association
  • Tests in Print. Lincoln (NE): Buros Center for Testing
  • Sajtovic, M., Ramirez L.F., Rating scales in mental health. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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