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Finding Research Instruments: Finding Instruments

Information about finding research instruments

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Finding research instruments can be a time-consuming task because there is no one comprehensive source. Older instruments may appear in multiple sources while newer instruments may be available in only one source. Instruments or information about instruments may appear in articles or dissertations,  in printed or online compediums or directories, in library databases, or be freely avaialable on the Internet. Most collections of instruments allow you to search by subject or topic either via the table of contents or by an index. Click the box below for links to more information about online oir print sources.

Often sources will not provide the complete instrument. Instead you will be given either a citation to the published source of the instrument or contact information for the author and/or publisher. You must locate the citation or contact the author or publisher to obtain the full text instrument; sometimes you may be required to pay in order to use the instrument in a research project.

Sources for finding research instruments

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