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This is selected list of periodical indexes for Gerontology topics. For more specific recommendations for particular Gerontology courses, see the 'Help with course assignments' section of the Gerontology resources page or contact Nina Smart, Gerontology Liaison Librarian ( / 778.782.5043) from Monday to Thursday.

Top Resources

  1. Literature on social gerontology, including articles from journals and magazines, books, research reports, and videos, with a focus on the social, psychological, and economic aspects of middle age and aging.
  2. Articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and theses and dissertations in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of other disciplines such as education, health, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business, and law.
  3. Comprehensive coverage of journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, including both full text articles and references. Full text titles date back to 1937.
  4. Worlds most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. Historic and ongoing coverage.

Other Resources

  1. Provides abstracts of definitive controlled trials that have been identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration.
  2. Controlled trials from articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and reports related to health care and social interventions.
  3. E-books that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles.
  4. The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. The Library consists of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and several other databases.
  5. Publications by researchers affiliated with the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. This collection is a companion to the SFU Library's Summit Institutional Repository's Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre series of documents and other scholarly research from researchers in the GRC.
  6. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  7. Testing instruments used in social science disciplines, including psychology, counseling, and education. Entries often include reviews of the test. Tests in Print has information on all known commercially available tests in English.
  8. Articles from all journals published by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.
  9. Catalogue of books and journals on architecture held at the RIBA library. Materials indexed include: books, journal articles, drawings, photographs and slides, and manuscripts.
  10. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
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