Nearly all tests, measurements, and questionnaires are copyrighted, including those which you can find freely available.
Important for writers of dissertations and theses You are seeking permission to not only (perhaps) copy and include in your work but most importantly, to administer or ask the questions.
For help contact:
Sarah Dick MLIS, RN, Copyright Officer
Graduate School, 309 Hovey Hall
For more information about copyright, see the Copyright Guide.
Tests generally fall into two categories: Published and Unpublished.
Published (Commercial) Tests
Published tests are those tests available for purchase from a publisher.
Unpublished tests, paradoxically, refer to tests that are not available for sale via publishers. That is, unpublished in this context refers to tests which were probably published, just not for sale. Unpublished tests and measures are published in journal articles, books, dissertations - in a variety of places.