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Resources by format

Here are listed guides for finding materials based on their formats.

Tests and measures can include any type of instruments (quantitative or qualitative) that can be used in research. We have multiple search tools, databases, books, and reference materials that can aid you in finding the best instrument for your research.

Terms that can be used to search for tests and measures

  • Survey
  • Inventory
  • Questionnaire
  • Testing instrument
  • Evaluation methods
  • Data collection
  • Research
  • Investigations

Virginia Tech offers a lot of options to find tests and measures. Books, databases, and reference tools being the most common and useful places to look. Materials are kept up to date. Materials that we don't have can be obtained through ILLiad. Dissertations are also a great place to look for copies of various tests and instruments. Note that most tests and measurements are owned (copyrighted) by various companies and groups.

Not all tests, inventories, measurements, surveys, and questionnaires are available for free. Some you do have to pay for. But if you contact the providers of the instruments, and let them know that you are a student, they might be willing to let you have a copy for free. This is something that the library will not do for you, but a recommendation to you, the researcher/

Test databases

Subject specific databases