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Research Instruments, Surveys and Tools

Surveys and Tools 

If you need an actual copy of the instrument to use in research, you need to not only obtain the instrument, but also permission to use the instrument. Research instruments may be copyrighted. To obtain permission, contact the copyright holder in writing (print or email).

Try searching for the test title in Google or Google Scholar
Try searching for a journal article with a test included or appended to the article. 
Dissertations sometimes contain the instrument used in the research in the appendix.

Surveys and Tools from the NIH

Health Literacy Tool Shed

Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR)

Rand Health Surveys and Tools  

Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments Database

Dissertations and Theses Full Text [ProQuest]

Nursing Theories

Nursing Theory and Research University of San Diego

Nursing Theory Link Page Clayton College, Georgia 

Nursing Models University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nursing Theories and Models

Nursing Theorists  Cardinal Stritch College.


Hot topics

Food Environment Atlas Food environment factors--such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics--interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.

California Breathing County Asthma Profiles  California Department of Public Health

Nursing Shortage fact sheet from the AACN

Vaccines and Immunizations from the CDC

Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers  from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services




Centers for Disease Control (CDC) At the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.

Food & Drug Administration assures the safety of foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biological products, and medical devices

Healthy People 2020 science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

National Institutes of Health The primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Made up of 27 institutes and centers, including the National Institute of Nursing Research and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

World Health Organization the authority for health within the United Nations system.