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Finding Research Instruments: Online Sources

Information about finding research instruments

Library Provided Resources

Click on title to link directly to resource.

Dissertations and Theses

Some research instruments may be found only in a dissertation or thesis. Below are 3 sources for searching dissertations and theses. Proquest is provided by the AU Libraries, you will be required to login off campus, the other 2 are freely available Internet resources. A good search to start with is your condition or topic AND research instrument but you may need to expand your search with synonyms or subject headings.  If you need help constructing a search strategy, check out Modules 2, 3, & 4 of the Library Instruction Tutorial for Graduate Nursing Students.

Library Databases

Using Search Engines

Some instruments can be found using search engines such as Google, Google Scholar, or Yahoo. Try searching for your condition or topic AND research instrument, for example:

Depression AND research instrument

You can also try synonyms for research instrument such as questionnaire or scale or measurement

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Resources Available on the Internet