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Psychological and Educational Measurement Instruments Guide

Finding Tests in Books


Helen Hough, a librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington, maintains a database that indexes books with actual tests and measures.  Her site is located here:

TMdb: Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests Available in Compilation Volumes

Recommendations for how to find tests using the TMdb:

  • Go to the site (
  • Quick Search using UT Arlington (host) web site [powered by Google]
  • Limit to TMdb Pages: search UTA's Web Site and include TMdb as one of your keywords. (Ex: math anxiety TMdb
  • Search for author last names, no first names included. (Ex: John W. Brown, Jr. listed as Brown Jr JW) 
  • For "subject" type searching, always consider searching with other synonyms (Ex: learning OR teaching OR educating)
  • Click on result links and do a "Find" (Ctrl + F) for your topic (e.g., stress)
  • If you find a test that interests you, make a note of the book in which it appears (title, author, publication date, edition, page number, etc.)
  • Search for the book in discoverE to see if we have it here at Emory
  • If we do not have the book, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan

Social Sciences Librarian

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Jennifer Elder
Librarian for Psychology, Journalism, & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Emory University

Robert W. Woodruff Library

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