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Library: Gerontology

 Reference Materials

Books for the Gerontology certificate program can be found in the online catalog, OPALS, by title, author, or subject/keyword.  If you would like to browse the actual books by location, they can generally be found in the following areas on the shelves:

     155 – Psychology/Bereavement

     301 – Sociology (general)

     305.26 – Aging and Gerontology (general)

362 – Healthcare (as related to aging)

613. 04 – Aging (healthy aging)

618.97 – Geriatric Care (nursing, psychiatric, etc.) 

The following Reference Books are available:

REF 305.26 Encyclopedia of Ageism (2004)

REF 362.6 Dictionary of Eldercare Terminology (2000)

REF 362.6 Growing Old in America (2008)

 Subscription Resources

CREDO Reference

  • A complete reference collection with access to full text of best reference books including images, sounds, pronunciation guidelines, concept maps, and more.


SALEM Health - online access to Salem Press’ reference set, Magill’s Medical Guide.


 Titles found in the library:


Geriatric Nursing

 Titles found online:

Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging


 Open Access Journals

International Journal of Gerontology