If you are searching for survey instruments, we suggest using CINAHL. PubMed is an incredibly large database and can be overwhelming when searching for survey instruments; if you are using PubMed, some of these subject headings may be useful, though we generally recommend CINAHL as the best database for finding data collection tools:
To find a specific test, search the name of the instrument or acronym, and change the drop-down box to be IN Instrumentation.
If you don't know the name of the test, you can search for the topic, and add one of the following options:
To find reviews or evaluations of an instrument, search by instrument name and additional subject headings such as
Additionally, you can try using a filter by selecting Publication Types: Research Instrument Utilization or Research Instrument Validation.