Gerontology Research Guide

KC/Wright State and Affiliates Catalog
Search for books, videos and other materials in the library collection.


ID# to request materials:

  • Students: last 5 digits of Student ID# + last 4 digits of SSN
  • Faculty and Staff: last 5 digits of employee ID#

Useful LC SUBJECT HEADINGS for this topic:

Abused elderly
Age--factors in disease
Aged--health and hygiene
Aged--health risk assessment
Aged--home care
Aged--long term care
Aged--medical care
Aged men
Aged women
Aging parents
Alzheimer's Disease
Frail elderly
Geriatric Nursing
Human Services
Killing of the elderly
Nursing home care
Nursing homes
Nutrition disorders in old age
Old age
Older people
Physical fitness for older people
Sports for older people

Useful MESH SUBJECT HEADINGS for this topic:

Aged 80 and over
Alzheimers disease
Frail Elderly
Geriatirc assessment
  Geriatric Nursing
Health services for the aged
Homes for the aged
Housing for the elderly
Nursing homes
Skilled nursing facilities

Useful LC CALL NUMBERS on this subject:

BV65 .A46   Religion in relationship to aging  
GN485   Social and cultural anthropology of aging  
GV184   Recreation for the aged  
GV482.6   Exercise for the aged  
HQ1060-1064   Aged. Gerontology (social aspects). Retirement  
HV675.7   Accidents, Prevention of accidents among the aged  
HV1450-1494   Protection, assistance and relief for aged  
HV5138   Alcohol and the aged  
HV6250.4 A34   Aged as victims of crime  
HV6545.2   Suicide among the aged  
HV6626.3   Aged abuse  
LC5451-5493   Aged education  
QH608   Aging of cells  
QP86   Physiology of aging  

Useful NLM CALL NUMBERS on this subject:

WT100   General works on geriatrics
WT104   Ageing process
WT115   Nutritional requirements and diseases of the aged
WT116   Longevity. Life expectency. Death
WT120   Geriatric hygiene
WT141   Physical examination, diagnosis, diagnostic methods, monitoring of the geriatric patient
WT145   Geriatric Psychology
WT150   Geriatric Psychiatry
WT155   Senile dementia. Alzheimer's Disease
WT166   Geriatric therapeutics
WY152   Geriatric nursing

OhioLINK Central Catalog

Search the holdings of all OhioLINK member libraries. Materials listed as available may be requested for delivery to the Kettering College Library. Allow 2-3 business days for delivery.
For your institution select: Wright State University
ID# to request materials:
  • Students: last 5 digits of Student ID# + last 4 digits of SSN
  • Faculty and Staff: Last 5 digits of employee ID#

 If you click a link and the library proxy login screen displays:
Students: enter your Student Portal user name and password.
Faculty and staff: enter your network user name and password.
Search the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center

Enter keywords:
  E-Book   Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care Givers
  HQ1061 E534 2002   Encyclopedia of Aging
  WT13 E564 2007   Encyclopedia of Health and Aging


 If you click a link and the library proxy login screen displays:
Students: enter your Student Portal user name and password.
Faculty and staff: enter your network user name and password.
Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering a wide variety of academic areas of study
Alt-Health Watch
Full text articles from 170+ peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, association & consumer newsletters on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care
CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health)
Index to over 1500 nursing and health publications
Contemporary Women's Issues
Although no longer being updated, this database provides full-text access to information on women in such fields as sociology, psychology, health
Electronic Journals Center
Full-text indexing service for over 2000 online scholarly and research journals
Gender Studies Database
covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia, including professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources.
Health Source (Nursing/Academic)
Provides access to nearly 590 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 627 journals
International index to journals in medicine
Provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral and mental health sciences
A comprehensive database for sociology research indexing not only journal articles but also significant monographs
Women's Studies International
covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research, including women's health issues
The American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society is a professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
Gero Nurse
The official geriatric nursing website of the ANA, developed to provide information on nursing care for older adults.
The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University
Dedicated to research in the social and behavioral sciences and cognitive neuroscience to issues of aging and urban health
National Institute on Aging
A division of the National Institutes for Health, the NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
Center for Policy on Ageing
An independent centre of research and reference from the UK
IPL2: Aging
A selected collection of resources on aging from the Internet Public Library.