Test Instruments in Books
If you're trying to find an education-related testing instrument, a good starting point is to try "questionnaire" with your education-related keywords in the Title field in our Library's catalog. You can then narrow down your results using facets such as topic, era, language or region. These optional search conditions are located on the right hand side of the results screen.
If there's a book that Villanova does not have but which would be particularly useful for finding or creating an education test instrument, WorldCat, which is a catalog of library holdings worldwide, will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option.
Test Instruments in Databases
Education Full Text (EBSCO)
Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. ERIC, the government education file, can be searched simultaneously by clicking Open Database Selection Area and selecting ERIC. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Education Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. ProQuest Education Journals
Search the leading full-text journals in education and related fields. SAGE Journals
SAGE is a large publisher of journals, some about education. Go to Advanced Search, put "questionnaire" in the first box while setting it to search in Titles, and if you want to narrow it further add "appendix" in the first box of the line below that. Journals@Ovid
47 nursing journals can be accessed here in full text. This resource also offers you access to citations to articles in over 700 scientific, technical and medical journals, so it's a good place to look for nursing test instruments. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
ICPSR stands for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and it collects and distributes data from surveys and various public records that scholars have used in past projects. Some touch on education. Dissertations and Theses @ Villanova University (ProQuest)
Your best method is this: when you have found a promising result in ICPSR from your "questionnaire" search, click on Browse Documentation, and on that page, open or download the "Codebook" for the project, which should include the test instrument used.
This database provides access to many of the dissertations and theses published by members of the Villanova community, some of which include test instruments. Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
This database offers over 2.4 million dissertations and theses from around the world, some of which have test instruments included. Most are available in full text.
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