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Searching for & evaluating tests, measures, and scales in nursing, medicine, and psychology

About searching for tests, measures and scales

These short modules are under 5 minutes each and provide tips and techniques
to find tests and measures and their evaluation.

 

Click on links below to access the modules on YouTube

INTRODUCTION: (3:21 mins)

   This video introduces you to what tests & measures are, how they are commonly used, and the key databases you can use to find them in nursing, medicine and psychology.

CINAHL: (4:53 mins)

   This video introduces searching for tests & measures in CINAHL, a key nursing database. Included are strategies such as refining by Source Type, using the Instrumentation field, and searching with subject headings.

MEDLINE: (4:11 mins)

   This video introduces searching for tests & measures in MEDLINE (on OVID), a key database for biomedicine. Included are strategies such as searching with subject headings, examples of key subject headings, and using a search filter or 'hedge'.

PsycINFO: (4:28 mins)

   This video introduces searching for tests & measures in PsycINFO, a key psychology database. Included are strategies such as finding tests appended to articles, using the Tests & Measures search field, and searching with Classification Codes.


Credit: Created and recorded by James Murphy in April 2016, in consultation with Charlotte Beck.
Post-production by Suzan Zagar.