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The following selective list of print and Web resources has been compiled by the McGovern Library staff as a starting point for research on Aging.  It is not a complete listing of Aging materials held by McGovern Library or available online, but is intended to serve as a guide to some of the Library's resources, and as a pointer to a variety of online resources.


Encyclopedias And Reference Sources

Print sources available in McGovern Library:

  • Aging: Demographics, Health and Health Service (Ref. RA564.8 .V54 2003)
  • Alternative Health & Medicine Encyclopedia (R733 .M38 1995)
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology (Ref BR 31 .E52 2000)
    • Subject entries of "Adulthood and Aging" and "Ageism"
  • The Graying of America (Ref. HQ1064.U5 K39 2001)


  • PsycINFO : article abstracts and citations, some links to full text.
    • Subject searches with terms such as "aged"   and "aging ".
  • PsycARTICLES : abstracts, citations, and full-text articles.
    • Subject searches with terms such as "aged"   and "aging ".
  • EBSCO Fulltext Databases: abstracts, citations and full-text articles.
    • Subject searches with terms such as "aged"   and "aging ".
  • ERIC: article abstracts and citations, as well as other (lesson plans, etc.) resources in the field of education
  • Gale Professional Collection: citations, abstracts, and full-text articles.
    • Resources relating to education,
    • Use " Aged," "Aging," "Gerontology"
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text: citations, abstracts, and full-text articles.
    • Use for health and medical-related information on aging.

Print indexes available in McGovern Library (located on the second floor):

  • Business Periodicals Index
    • Use "Aged," "Generation Marketing", and "Age and Employment"
  • Education Index
    • Use "Aged," "Aging," "Gerontology"
  • General Sciences Index
    • Use "Aged"
  • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
    • Use "Aged"
  • Social Sciences Index
    • Use "Aged," "Gerontological," "Gerontology"


  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Gerontologist
  • Journal of Gerontological Nursing (Availalbe in print in McGovern Library)
  • Articles in discipline specific journals such as American Sociological Review or Psychological Reports can  be located using the indexes listed above.


  • Art Linkletter on Positive Aging (1994) (VT 801-802)
  • Fitness and Wellness for the Senior Citizen (1990) (VT 779)
  • On Old Age (1995) (VT 970-971)
  • Principals of Geropsychology, Assessment and Consultation (1998) (VT 1090-1091)

Searching the Library Catalog

  • Subject searches: "aged," "aging," "old age"
  • Keyword searches on "aging," "gerontology," "geriatric," "old age "
  • Limit by publication year to see the most recently published resources.



  • THOMAS -- US Congress on the Internet
    • Use " aged" for subject searches

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