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Locating Tests and Measures: Dissertations and Theses

How to find resources that provide tests, measures, assessment instruments, scales, inventories, etc. for social work practice

Dissertations and Theses Database

Many dissertations and theses have a scale or measure appended to them.  The Dissertations and Theses database can be a good source for locating these instruments.  Use subject keywords along with terms such as test, measure, scale, inventory.  For example: (depression OR suicide) AND (test OR scale OR measure).  Check the abstracts of the results to see if the author has used a scale, and then check the table of contents for the dissertation to see if th ere is an appendix which includes the scale.

Example search within Dissertations and Theses database

 

 

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