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Research Guide: Gerontology

Reference Resources

The library has many reference resources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.) that will help you find background information on topics in Gerontology and related fields.  Selected resources are listed below.  Look on the shelves near these books; there may be similar books nearby with helpful information.

  • The Encyclopedia of Aging - Middle Level, Reference Table 7B: HQ 1061 .E53 1995
  • Encyclopedia of Gerontology - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: RC 952.5 .E58 1996
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: HV 35 .E56 1995
  • Social Work Abstracts - Middle Level, Reference Table 10A:  HV 1 .A1643
  • Social Work Almanac - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: HV 90 .G53
  • The Social Work Dictionary - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: HV 12 .B37 1999
  • Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: HV 43 .H316 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Family Life - Middle Level, Reference Table 7B: HQ 534 .E53 1999
  • Sage Family Studies Abstracts - Middle Level, Reference Table 7B: HQ 1 .S129
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology - Middle Level, Reference Shelves:  HM 425 .E5 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: BF 31 .E52 2000
  • Comprehensive Clinical Psychology - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: RC 467 .C597 1998
  • Handbook of Psychological Assessment - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: BF 176 .G76 1997
  • Handbook of Counselling Psychology - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: BF 637 .C6H315 1996
  • The Handbook of Social Psychology - Middle Level, Reference Shelves: HM 251 .H224 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Human Behavior - Middle Level, Reference Shelves:  BF 31 .E5 1994

Finding Books

Online Catalogs: 

Use library online catalogs to find availability and location of books and other media:

Browse the Shelves: 

Books on Gerontology and related fields are located on the Top Level of the library in the General Collection under the following call numbers:  HQ [Aging]. HV [Social Work], HM [Sociology],  BF [Psychology], and RC [Psychiatry. Geriatrics].

Bibliographies: 

When you find a good book or article, check the bibliography to identify other books and articles on your subject.

Interlibrary Loan: 

If we do not own a particular book you need, we will borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.


Finding Articles

Online Article Databases: 

Use Social and Behavior Sciences article databases to find magazine and journal articles by subject or keyword.

Newspaper Databases: 

Use News article databases to find newspaper articles by subject or keyword.

Electronic Journals: 

The library also provides access to many electronic journals in Gerontology.  All of these allow you to browse the table of contents of journal issues and many allow you to search all available issues by keyword.

Browse Current Periodicals: 

Current issues of magazines and journals in Gerontology and related fields are found in the HQ and HV section of the Current Periodicals Area on the Middle Level of the library.  Bound volumes of older issues are shelved upstairs in the General Collection.

Bibliographies: 

When you find a good book or article, check the bibliography to identify other books and articles on your subject.

Interlibrary Loan: 

If the article you need is not available in our library, we will obtain a copy of it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.


Web Resources

A good place to begin is the Stewart Library's list of web resources in Gerontology.  Most of the sites listed will provide links to additional sites, so explore!  Social Services Abstracts will often retrieve links to selected web sites as well as journal articles.  Use Internet search engines to find additional information.


Research Tips

As you do your research, keep the following tips in mind:

Updated December 30, 2008 . Please send comments to Wade Kotter
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