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Don't forget to check out our Guide to Finding Assessment Tools Online for help with finding the tool that you need. A list of books available from the Blessing Health Professions Library is available at the bottom of the page.


Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences The University of Texas, Arlington has created a massive database of over 21,000 assessment tool citations using RefWorks Refshare.  Although the database does not include any assessment tools, it offers information about where to acquire them.  
ADAI Substance Use Assessment Instrument Library The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) at the University of Washington maintains this database, which offers information on over 275 questionnaires and interviews.
American Thoracic Society: Quality of Life Instruments This site offers information about instruments used to assess quality of life in people with respiratory diseases.
Assessment of Suicidal Risk in Adults and Older Adults offers information about suicidal risk scales' reliability, validity, and more.
Association of Test Publishers (ATP): Member Products & Services The ATP is a non-profit organization that represents publishers of assessment tools related to clinical uses, education, employment, and certification/licensing.
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements - Instructional Resources The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements offers this helpful collection of lessons, articles, guides to tools from Buros, and links to APA Online resources.  The most outstanding resource available on this web site is a lesson about Questions to Ask When Evaluating Tests.
Buros Test Reviews Online This resource from the Buros Institute of Mental Measurement offers information on over 4,000 tests, and over 2,500 reviews are available for visitors to purchase.
CART: Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools CART offers information about instruments used for measuring education and youth development outcomes.
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections Research Connections indexes data collection instruments and measures that are relevant to child care and early education research. 
CINAHL (from Ovid)
CINAHL Plus (from Ebsco)
The CINAHL database indexes nursing and allied health literature from 1982 to the present.  These subscription resources are available to Blessing users and can be accessed by people at other subscribing institutions as well.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)

This online edition of the commonly used DSM-IV-TR manual does not include statistical data.


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) The free ERIC database offers over 1.2 million bibliographic records for journal articles and other educational materials.  ERIC is a useful source of information about assessment tools for educators.
ETS Test Collection ETS (Educational Testing Service) Test Collection database indexes over 25,000 tests and other measurement devices.
Evaluation Instruments Bank (EIB) The EIB is a collection of instruments maintained by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.
FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests from the APA This is a helpful resource maintained by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The Medical Algorithms Project This visionary project offers more than 8000 medical algorithms in Excel spreadsheet format and HTML.  Registration is required for access.
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) A service of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the NQMC includes information about evidence-based quality measures and measure sets for a wide range of conditions.
Pain Assessment Tools The City of Hope Pain Resource Center offers twelve pain assessment tools as well as thirty-one pain-related research instruments.
Patient-reported Health Instruments (PHI) The PHI web site includes a bibliographic database, selection criteria, published reports, and relevant links.
PROQOLID PROQOLID, the Patient-Reported Outcome and Quality of Life Instruments Database, seeks to offer information about instruments and to facilitate access to them.
Psychiatric Assessment Tools for Schizophrenia & Other Psychiatric Disorders This resource from AstraZeneca Neuroscience offers a collection of information and citation details related to various scales for schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.
PubMed/MEDLINE PubMed includes over 17 million citations drawn mostly from MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's online bibliographic citation database for biomedical literature.  PubMed is a key source of citation data for articles related to assessment tools.  Tip: to improve the precision of your PubMed searches, use the associated MeSH database to find subject headings such as "Psychiatric Status Rating Scales"[Mesh]
Screening Tools & Rating Scales This web site is a service from the School Psychiatry Program and Mood & Anxiety Disorders Institute Resource Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
SDSU Test Finder This outstanding database from San Diego State University provides information about where to find assessment tools online, from books, or from journal articles.
Tests and Testing Information Michigan State University maintains this useful collection of links to testing resources.
The University of Adelaide Library: Psychiatric Rating Scales and Diagnostic Aids This page includes references for both online and print resources related to psychiatric rating scales.

http://fgbBooks Available at the Blessing Health Professions Library

Measuring health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires   Authors: Ian McDowell & Claire Newell
Call Number: WA 900.1 M478M 1996

This book offers reviews of eighty-eight assessment tools, and reproductions are available for many of the tools.

Measuring health: A review of quality of life measurement scales Author:  Ann Bowling
Call Number: WA 900.1 B787M 1997

This book offers brief reviews of quality of life measurement tools along with sample questions from some of the scales.

Nursing outcomes classification (NOC)/ Iowa Outcomes Project  Editors: Sue Moorhead, Marion Johnson, & Meridean Maas
Call Number: WY 100 N9734 2004

This useful book includes 330 outcome assessment tools that use a five-point Likert-type measurement scale.  For each outcome, a definition, list of indicators, and measures to facilitate clinical implementation are offered.


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