[University of South Alabama]

Gerontology

Selected Resources

http://library.southalabama.edu

June 2012
(251) 460-7025

The following is a basic list of library resources.  Please consult a reference librarian for assistance in using these materials or in locating additional information.  Contact us by e-mail (webref@southalabama.edu), call the number listed above or use Live Chat at Ask a Librarian .

LOCATING BOOKS OR DISSERTATIONS ON YOUR TOPIC:

SOUTHcat: USA Libraries Catalog. Lists print and electronic books, government documents, videos, DVDs, and journal titles owned by the Library.

WorldCat (FirstSearch). Lists books, periodicals and other materials owned by libraries worldwide. Each record has a link to our interlibrary loan site.

Dissertation Abstracts/Digital Dissertations (Electronic Reference Sources).
EBSCO Ebook (Formerly NetLibrary) (Electronic Books and titles are included in SOUTHcat)

ebrary Academic Complete (Electronic Books, not all titles are in SOUTHcat)

Springer Ebooks (Electronic Books and titles are in SOUTHcat)
Google Books (Electronic Books). Can search in content of book or by title. Full text will display only if the book is out of copyright.


SUGGESTIONS FOR LOCATING ADDITIONAL BOOKS IN
SOUTHcat CATALOG

SUBJECT SEARCH          

KEYWORD SEARCH AND ADVANCED BOOLEAN SEARCH

gerontology

(aged or elderly) and care?

caregivers

 counseling aged

dementia

 gerontolog? research

aged

 health aged

old age

 (gerontology or “old age”) and history

aged--united states

”social work”  gerontolog?

aging

 aged and (recreation or leisure)

retirement

 memory age?

elder abuse

”long time care” and (aged or elderly)

geriatrics

”home care” and (aged or old age)

alzheimers

”medical care” and  (aged or elderly)

hospice care

 gerontolog? methodology

long term care

 minority aged “united states”

older people

 depression and (old age or elderly)

counseling

 nutrition aged

social work with the aged

 (aged or elderly) and statistic?

medical social work

“assisted living”

older disaster victims services for                        


SELECTED PRINT SOURCES IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY:

Aging in America.  Bookstacks HQ 1064 .U5 A35 2010   vols. 1-3

Critical Issues in Social Work with Older Adults.  Bookstacks HV 1481 .G7 R39 2009
Dementia and Social Work Practice.  Bookstacks RC 521 .D45338 2007
Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer’s.  Bookstacks RA 998.5 .B73 2006
Elder Advocacy.   Bookstacks HQ 1064.U5 E395 2008
Encyclopedia of Aging.   Reference HQ 1061 .E53 2006  vols. 1-2
Encyclopedia of Elder Care.  Reference
RC 954 .E53 2008
Encyclopedia of Gerontology.  Reference RC 952.5 .E58 2007  vols. 1-2
Encyclopedia of Health and Aging.  Reference RA 777.6 .E534 2007
Enduring Questions in Gerontology.  Bookstacks HQ 1061 .E543 2006
Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging.  Bookstacks HV 1451 .F68 2007
Handbook of Aging and Cognition.  Bookstacks BF 724.85 .C64 H36 2008
Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging.  Bookstacks RA 564.8 .H36 2007
Issues in Aging.  Bookstacks HQ 1061 .N883 2009

Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice. Bookstacks GV 184 .L44 2012

Making Your Printed Health Materials Senior Friendly: Tips from the National Institute on Aging.  Documents Bookshelves HE 20.3852: P 93 X
Rights of the Elderly.  Bookstacks KF 390 .A4 P36 2008


LOCATING JOURNAL OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON YOUR TOPIC:

Use the indexes below to identify articles on specific topics. Some indexes will also have links to full-text of the articles. Dates of full-text coverage may vary with different databases. One way to check availability is to use "Our Journal List" on the University Library homepage.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic OneFile (Gale/InfoTrac)
Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale/InfoTrac)
Sage Journals Online
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)
JSTOR
PsycINFO (EBSCO)
PsycARTICLES (EBSCO)
MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)
Health Source: Consumer Edition(EBSCO)
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition   (EBSCO)
Wiley Journals Online
ScienceDirect
CINAHL Plus with Full Text(EBSCO)
Alt HealthWatch(EBSCO)
ERIC (EBSCO)
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Education Research Complete (EBSCO)
Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
LexisNexis Academic. Can search “Major Papers” or “Magazines and Journals” for news or for a variety of legal materials.

CQ Researcher.  Current and controversial topics.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center


ACCESS TO JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Our Journal List on the University Library homepage will show if the library has a print subscription or electronic access to articles. Dates for electronic access are given. Check SOUTHcat: USA Libraries Catalog to determine dates and locations for print holdings.

SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES:

Medline Plus
Administration on Aging (Department of Health & Human Services)
American Society on Aging
Caregiver Survival Resources
Social Gerontology
National Center for Health Statistics
National Council on Aging
National Institute on Aging
USA.gov for Seniors

STYLE MANUALS:

Writing With Style: APA Style for Social Work.  Reference BF 76.8 .S977 2008
Chicago Manual of Style.  Ready Reference and 7-Day Reserve (Circ. Desk) Z 253 .U69
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Ready Reference and 7-Day

Reserve (Circ. Desk) BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Bedford/St. Martin Documentation
Citing Internet Sources

 

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