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Finding Aid: Aging


Websites Encyclopedias and Reference Sources Indexes
Legislation Periodicals Searching the Library Catalog
Statistics Videos

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.

Websites

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)

Indexes

  • 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"

Periodicals

  • 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.

Videos

  • 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.

Statistics

Legislation

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


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