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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. AgeLine is an online index to articles from journals and magazines, books, research reports, and videos related to issues of aging and life at 50+.
  2. A comprehensive Psychology research database. Over 3.9 million items indexed, including journal articles, books, and dissertations.
  3. CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.

Other Resources

  1. The Cochrane Collaboration's register of controlled trials.
  2. A database of studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of health care and social interventions.
  3. This collection features e-books that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles. Includes titles published by Thieme Medical Publishing Inc., HCPro, Open International Publishing Limited, Oxford University Press, Sigma Theta Tau International, Springer Publishing Company and other health/nursing and medical-oriented publishers.
  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.
  6. MEDLINE® (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains approximately 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.
  7. Indexes tests by title, acronym, classified subject, publisher, name, and score. Provides descriptive information, such as test name, intended population, publication dates, forms and prices, test author, and publisher. Often includes one or more reviews of the test, plus references. Please note: Only one user can access the database at a time. If you cannot make a connection, wait ten minutes and then try again!
  8. This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.
  9. PsycARTICLES includes the full text of all journals published by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, plus some European psychology journals published by Hogrefe & Huber. PsycInfo database links to PsycARTICLES.
  10. Catalogue of books and journals including an index to journal articles. "Housing old people" is the term of choice for this catalogue.
  11. 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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