Falk Library of Health Sciences does not collect or provide access to actual testing instruments. The library does, however, provide a variety of resources which may be used to locate and/or evaluate psychiatric and psychological testing instruments.
Published Testing InstrumentsPublished testing instruments are instruments which may be purchased from a commercial test publisher. Sometimes special training is required to administer commercial tests. Information on commercially published tests can be found in standard reference works such as Mental Measurements Yearbook , Tests in Print, Test Critiques, and Tests.
"Unpublished" Testing Instruments"Unpublished" testing instruments are instruments developed by individual or a group of authors and are often published or reported on in journal articles or books. Note that copyright restrictions may apply to such measures. Information on unpublished instruments can be found in the TestLink, Directory of Unpublished Experimental Measures, HaPI and PsycINFO databases, and other similar resources.
American Psychological Association has produced a document, FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests. This document provides much of the basic information a researcher or student may need before starting to look for behavioral testing instruments.
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements is a Web site designed by the producers of the Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print series for use with the Buros Institute products.
TestLink The ETS Test Collection includes an extensive library of 25,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present.
Selected Resources from Falk Library
Measuring Health Beyond the Laboratory is a biannually updated list of resources on measurement available from the collection of Falk Library. The resource list is organized by nine categories; under each category, primary sort is by descending date of publication, the secondary sort is alphabetic by title. The categories are as follows: Evaluation Studies as Topic, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Outcome Assessment (Medical care), Program Evaluation Methods, Electronic Journals. To find similar resources, please check PITTCat for the Health Sciences, online catalog of all the libraries at the University.