Abstracts and Indexes

Note: This database indexes primarily journals although books, articles, pamphlets, and government publications are also included.

Note: Includes citations and abstracts for books, journals, and research reports. Indexes English language literature from many countries. Has some full text links.

Note: Reviews and indexes over 500 journals, including those related to gerontology. Includes journals, pamphlets, books, conference proceedings, and dissertations.

Note: Comprehensive international index to the literature of psychology and interrelated behavioral and social sciences, including gerontology. Indexes over 2,000 periodicals. Provides abstracts and many full-text links for journal articles as well as information on books and book chapters.

Note: Indexes over 1300 publications relating to social work and human services, including social welfare, social policy gerontology, and community development. Includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations as well as citations to book reviews. Has some full-text links to articles.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks

The Encyclopedia of Aging. 2006

Comprehensive two volume encyclopedia of topics from the field of gerontology. Cross-references are given at the end of most articles. Includes a subject index and a list of contributors.
Mugar Reference XHQ1061 E53 2006

Encyclopedia of Aging. 2002

Four volume encyclopedia with 400 entries on all aspects of aging. Most articles include bibliographies. It has an index, outline of contents, and a list of authors.
Mugar HQ1061 E534 2002

Profiles in Gerontology: a Biographical Dictionary. 1995

Profiles of 300 people who are important in the field of gerontology. Includes educational and career information for each entry. Has name and subject indexes.
Mugar Reference XHQ1064 U5A624 1995

Dictionary of Eldercare Terminology.  2000

Includes almost 1,000 entries that address non-medical terms used in eldercare. Entries range from several lines to several pages long. Has topical indices.
Mugar Reference XHV1461 F45 2000

Encyclopedia of Gerontology. 2007

Two volume encyclopedia that includes articles on numerous aspects of aging. Has an index and list of contributors.
Mugar Reference XRC952.5 E58 2007 (Also available online)

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care. 2008

Includes articles on nursing home care, rehabilitation, home care, social services, case management, and assisted living. Has a list of references as well as subject and contributor indexes.
Mugar Reference XRC954 E53 2008

Statistical Resources

Internet Resources

  • AARP The web page of the American Association of Retired Persons includes articles on many topics related to aging. It also has the full text of Congressional testimonies by representatives from AARP.
  • Administration on Aging Includes many links to web sites on aging. Also has information on legislation related to the aging.
  • ElderWeb Provides access to information on many aspects of eldercare, including financial, legal, housing, and medical issues. Has links to full text articles from a variety of sources, including agencies, newspapers, and journals.
  • The Gerontological Society of America In addition to providing information about the Society and various aspects of gerontology, this site includes links to a number of online resources.