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Nursing Research Instruments

This guide contains resources to assist your search for research instruments used in the nursing field - assessments, scales, questionnaires, measures, surveys, inventories, and tests used in qualitative and quantitative research.

Research Instrument

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About Research Instruments:

 Research Instruments are assessments, scales, questionnaires, measures, surveys, inventories, and tests used in qualitative and quantitative research Searching for nursing research instruments can be challenging. This research guide contains resources that may assist you as you search. Be cognizant of copyright and the need to obtain permission to use an already developed instrument as you search for nursing research instruments. If you have questions about the use of instruments in research and their appropriateness and/or copyright, contact your instructor/department for further guidelines.

Additional Resources

Be sure to check out these related LibGuides when performing your research. 

Library Services

Your Library Account  is the same as your SJSU One Account (Student/Faculty ID # and your SJSUOne Password) 

You will need to set up the following accounts in order to help you with your research:

1) Set up an account with RefWorks. RefWorks allows you to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats. You will need to use your academic email address (FirstName.LastName@sjsu.edu) in order to create a RefWorks account. IF -- and ONLY IF -- you had created a RefWorks account in the past using the legacy RefWorks (orange logo), you may sign in to the new RefWorks using your previous username and password. 

2) Set up an account with Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)Request non-SJSU Library owned or subscribed content through this free service. Allow 3-5 days for articles and up to two weeks for books.

3) Customize Google Scholar to search SJSU holdings (for full-text articles) and to export citations to your RefWorks account. See this tutorial for details. You can also access the Google Scholar tab on the home page of the library's website, which will automatically connect your search results with links to the full text articles in the library's databases.