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
Academic OneFile (Gale)
A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Education Full Text (EBSCO)
More than 400 English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Subjects include administration, teaching methods and curriculum, literacy, government funding, and more. 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)
This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. ProQuest Education Journals (ProQuest)
Search the leading full-text journals in education and related fields. SAGE
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. 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
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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