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Social Work: Finding Tests and Measures: Home

This guide is designed to assist you with steps for finding tests, measures, scales, or questionnaires for your research.


Finding the right test, measure, or instrument can take several steps. This guide was designed to walk you through these steps and your options for finding an instrument. 

Please see my contact information on the right if I can assist you by phone, e-mail, or in-person. I look forward to working with you!

Start Early

Finding tests can be a time consuming process, so it is important that you begin looking for one well before your assignment is due.  Also, please note that not all tests are freely available. Make sure that the test that you have identified for your assignment is available to you before you write your paper.

Finding a test by topic

There are many options available to you if you are looking for a certain type of test, but do not have a specific test in mind. Here are your key options; these are listed in recommended order.

Finding a test by name

We recommend taking the following steps if you know the name of a test that you would like to find:

Research Guide

Kate Silfen
Kate Silfen

Reference Librarian

Social Work Library

McGuinn Hall Basement

Boston College