The PILOTS Database provides a bibliographic citation and each record includes a "test and measure" field listing the psychological and medical assessment instruments used in the research or clinical work reported in the document.
This feature enables the PILOTS Database users to:
To make searching for specific assessment instruments possible, we have established a standard form of the name of each instrument that has been used in papers indexed in the PILOTS Database. These standardized names are assembled in the PILOTS Database Instruments Authority List.
To find papers on a topic connected with assessment instruments, select "Advanced Search," set the pull-down menu to "Subject heading (all)-SU," and type in the adjacent box one of the following:
To find papers that discuss details of using of a specific instrument (as opposed to those in which the instrument is merely noted as having been used), combine these two techniques using both pull-down menus. For example, to look for papers that discuss the use of the Mississippi Scale for Combat-Related PTSD, type Mississippi Scale in the "Test and measure-TM" box and PTSD Assessment Instruments in the "Subject heading (all)-SU" box.