Basic keyword search strategy for any database: Topic AND (survey OR instrument) AND (reliability OR validity OR development)
Try evaluation studies as an "article type" limit
Expand your vocabulary using MeSH headings:
Process assessment (health care)
Outcome and process assessment (health care)
Surveys referred to within the text: PubMed
Medical Subiect Headings (MESH: the thesaurus database)
What is the indexed term, ‘Surveys or Questionnaires'
Find the term, ‘flu’
What is the indexed term? (‘Human Influenza)
Locate an article about a survey
Filter search results by Study type to view various data collection methods used, such as questionnaires.
Limit to Tests & Questionnaires using the Publication Type search option in ERIC
In some cases the actual questionnaire or survey is not published with the article, but referred to within the text.
In the bibliography, find the reference to the survey or questionnaire itself, or to the original article where the instrument was published.
Search for the name of the instrument.
Some instruments are not free. They can be purchased from the developer.
Conduct an article search in a bibliographic database on the topic of interest and add in the keywords: survey* or questionnaire*