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Gerontology Subject Guide LRC@TCC


Scope of this guide: find articles, books, and more information for the study of gerontology and geriatrics.

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:
Geriatrics RC952-RC954.6

Aged HQ1060-HQ1064

Keywords to search: gerontology, geriatrics, aged, aging, elderly, elder care


Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

CINAHL

CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Journals@Ovid

Get access to a large number of journals in the fields of clinical medicine, life sciences, and nursing. Use Your Journals@Ovid to limit to the full-text articles.

PsycArticles

PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

See also the Death and Dying Subject Guide and the Health Portal.


Internet Resources: 

Administration of Aging was established by the Older Americans Act to provide information about "programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans and their caregivers."

Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.

American Geriatrics Society News releases and information on topics dealing with the aged.

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) was established in 1974 to advance gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher learning.

Merck Manual Of Geriatrics

National Institute on Aging "leading the federal effort on aging" with information on geriatrics and gerontology research

SeniorHealth from the National Institutes of Health

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