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Google Scholar: Test Instruments

Tips for using Google Scholar, including how to find articles, test instruments, patents, cited references, and grey literature, set up email alerts, and export citations to EndNote.

Search for Test Instruments Using Google Scholar

You can use Google Scholar to find test instruments or information about test instruments. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Be sure you have the correct title for the instrument (i.e. Dichotic Listening Test rather than Dichotomous Listening Test).
  • You may find a site that will define the test and give information about purchasing copies of the test. Or with great luck you may find the test itself freely available online.
  • The search below locates a site that offers all materials related to the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory.

1) Enter the name of the test instrument into a Google Scholar search box. You will probably want to use quotes around the instrument title so that Google Scholar will search for the title as a phrase.

2) Look for a title that sounds like the article discusses the development of the instrument. Or you may see a result with the exact title of the instrument, as in this example.

3) In this example, all documents needed to use the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory are provided as free downloads. Instructions for how to use the instrument are provided above the download links and on the rest of this site.

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