Searching for full text of non-commercial measures is challenging!
*Note: If you want to administer the measure, you still need to determine the permissions. See the tab in this Guide for "Permissions for Administering" for more information.
If you are looking for a particular assessment, a Google or other search engine can help you determine if the measure is:
If the assessment is neither commercially available nor freely available, search by title in APA PsycTests. If there's full text, you'll see a link for Ovid Database PDF
**NOTE: If the article is not available in APA PsycTests, please do not click request document.
We do not request measures from other libraries via ILLiad.
Instead, your next step can be to find the source in which the measure was first published. You can find the "Source Citation" at the bottom of each record.
If a dissertation cites a measure, it will usually be included in an appendix. Search for the measure using quotes, to find dissertations which cited it. Then scan through the appendices to see if the full measure is included. The body of the dissertation may also explain how to score the measure.
**Note: If you want to administer the measure, you still need to determine the permissions. See the tab in this Guide for "Permissions for Administering" for more information.
If you have not found the full text after trying steps 1-3, you might need to contact the author.
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