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Where Researchers go for Psychological Measurement Tools

Professionally indexed, the PsycTESTS® database is an extensive collection of psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments essential to the research needs of professionals, students, and educators across the behavioral and social sciences.

A one-of-a-kind resource for measurement and instrumentation tools

Updated monthly, this one-of-a kind repository makes it easy to download select ready-to-use research instruments, including a wide range of reliable measures originally developed for research but never made commercially available, as well as references to classic instruments spanning over a century. With multiple measures, research instruments, and test types in a variety of subject areas, PsycTESTS is an indispensable resource for researchers in multiple fields of study.

Helps researchers avoid “reinventing the wheel”

Extensive coverage, along with thousands of research instruments, makes PsycTESTS an ideal starting point for researchers initiating new research projects. The majority of measures include reliability and validity information.

Fills virtually any testing need

PsycTESTS indexes a wide variety of test types and instruments— including aptitude tests, personality scales, and cognitive functioning measures—in a variety of subject areas for use by professionals and academics across multiple disciplines and fields of study.

Quickly find measurement tools for practical use

With an extensive and rapidly-growing collection of thousands of professionally indexed records, PsycTESTS is a must have for researchers looking to conduct, create, or measure psychological research.

Expansive & Easy-to-Use

PsycTESTS helps researchers easily find scales and measures for their own use by focusing on a collection of instrumentation tools developed for research but not made commercially available. Each record in the database links to at least one additional resource describing the development, review, or use of the research instrument and may include links to peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, or dissertations. When available, PsycTESTS also includes supporting documentation such as instructions, answer sheets, scoring guides, and other materials to help researchers with their testing needs.

High Quality

Each PsycTESTS record is expertly created and professionally indexed by the American Psychological Association, known worldwide for producing high-quality resources for the behavioral and social science community. The indexing employed in PsycTESTS allows for efficient, intuitive searching and browsing, providing detailed results using a variety of customized fields, including construct and research instrument type. Search results can be integrated with other APA databases, offering a unified display for unparalleled precision in discovering exactly what researchers are looking for.

Authoritative & Respected

All of the measurement tools included in PsycTESTS are compiled through a systematic review of peer-reviewed journals published by APA, Hogrefe Publishing Group, and other large publishers; technical reports from PsycEXTRA®; contributions from individual authors; collections from the Archives of the History of American Psychology; and more. Professional indexing with links to PsycINFO® records and available supporting source documents creates a one-of-a-kind, authoritative resource for instrumentation and measurement tools essential to the needs of researchers across psychology and the behavioral and social sciences.


PsycTESTS offers high-value content that is contained in EBSCO’s familiar and easy-to-use database platform. This database...provides a strong starting point and direction for researchers who are searching for specific tests or test topics.

– Charleston Advisor