Scope | Indexes and Abstracts -- Print, Online, and CD-ROM
Bibliographies | Handbooks | Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Directories | Statistical Sources | Internet Resources
Research Methods | Evaluating and Citing Sources
The focus of this guide is gerontology as a field of practice of social work. This area of study may include :
|health and aging; mental health and aging; aging and family
|workforce and seniors; alcoholism and agingquality of life of seniors
||psychology of aging
|retirement seniors and cohabitation; social security
||the future for seniors
This guide is an introduction to comprehensive and specialized sources on gerontology which are in the Howard University Libraries, and specifically the Social Work Library. Internet sources are also included. Check the Library's catalog STERLING under specific topics for additional resources.
Indexes and Abstracts
Indexes/Abstracts, Articles--Social Work
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NOTE: Titles for which call numbers and location are not given are shelved in the Index/Abstract Area in the Periodicals Unit of the Undergraduate Library. For Internet and CD-Rom files, the location may be Social Work Library (SWL) or Founders Reference. Ask your Librarian for assistance.
Ageline: AARP database of abstracts of books, journals etc on aging.
Index to periodical literature on aging. Detroit, MI : Lorraine Publications, c1984-. 1987- in SWL Index/Abstracts
Sage family studies abstracts. v. 1- Feb. 1979- 1994. [Beverly Hills, Calif] Sage Publications. in SWL and University Library's Homepage EBSCOhost.
Sexuality and the elderly : a research guide. Westport, CN : Greenwood Press, 1997. HQ30 .S42 1997. in SWL.
Social sciences citation index. CD-ROM. Philadelphia, PA : Institute for Scientific Information, 1981-1985- in Founders Reference.
Zito, Dorothea R. A guide to research in gerontology : strategies and resources
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988. HQ1061 Z17 1988. in SWL.
Osgood, Nancy J. Alcoholism and aging : an annotated bibliography and review. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. HV5138 .O83 1995 HV5138 .O83 1995 in SWL.
Bibliographic resources on elder abuse in Japan, North America and England / executive editor, Toshio Tatara ; editors, Rebecca Lueck, Koji Yamaguchi. Chiba, Japan : Longevity Sciences Research Project, Tatara Social Science Research Group, Shukutoku University Sociology Department, 2004.HV6626.3 B51 2004 in SWL
Bibliographie universelle de securite sociale. World bibliography of social security. Bibliografia mundial de seguridad social. Weltbibliographie der sozialen sicherheit. Geneve, Secretariat general de l'Association internationale de la securite sociale, 1963- . 1985-1995. HD7091 B52. in Business.
Schwiebert, Valerie L. Counseling older persons : an annotated bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. HV1461 .S38 1995. in SWL.
Coyle, Jean M. Families and aging : a selected, annotated bibliography New York : Greenwood Press, 1991. HQ1061 .C664 1991. in SWL.
Parham, Iris A. Gerontological social work : an annotated bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1993. REF HV1461 .P37 1993. in SWL.
Sexuality and the elderly : a research guide. Compiled by Bonnie L. Walker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. HQ30 .S42 1997 in SWL
Coyle, Jean M. Women and aging : a selected, annotated bibliography. New York : Greenwood Press, c1989. HQ1064 U5 C68 1989. in SWL
Handbook of aging and the social sciences. San Diego : Academic Press, 2006. HQ1061 .H336 2006 in SW Reserves.
Handbook of applied gerontology. New York, N.Y. : Human Sciences Press, c1987. RC952.55 H36 1987. in SWL.
Handbook of clinical gerontology. New York : Pergamon Press, c1987. RC952.55 H38 1987 in SWL.
Handbook of the biology of aging. Edited by Edward L. Schneider and John W. Rowe. San Diego, CAL : Academic Press, c1996. WT 104 H236 1996 in Health Sciences
Handbook of the psychology of aging. Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2006.. BF724.55.A35 H36 2006 in SW Reserves
Handbook of theories of aging. Vern L. Bengtson and K. Warner Schaie, editors. New York: Springer Pub. Co., c1999. HQ1061 .H3366 1999 in Founders
Handbook on ethnicity, aging, and mental health. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. RC451.5.A2 H36 1995. in SWL.
The practical handbook of clinical gerontology. Laura L. Carstensen, Barry A. Edelstein, Laurie Dornbrand, editors. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, c1996. RC952.55 .P73 1996 in Social Work
Age words : a glossary on health and aging. [Bethesda, MD] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging,  RA564.8 .A382 1986. in SWL
The Encyclopedia of aging : a comprehensive resource in gerontology and geriatrics. 2nd ed. New York : Springer Pub. Co., c1995. REF HQ1061 .E53 1995. in SWL.
The Encyclopedia of elder care : the comprehensive resource on geriatric and social care. Mathy D. Mezey, editor-in-chief. New York: Springer Pub., c2001. REF RC954 .E53 2001 in SWL
Encyclopedia of gerontology : age, aging, and the aged. Editor-in-chief, James E. Birren. San Diego: Academic Press, c1996. REF RC952.5 .E58 1996 in SWL
Harris, Diana K. Dictionary of gerontology. New York : Greenwood Press, 1988. REF HQ1061 H338 1988. in SWL.
International glossary of social gerontology / Glosario internacional de gerontologia social = Glossaire international de gerontologie sociale / Internationales Worterverzeichnis für Sozialgerontologie. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., c1985. REF HQ1061 I5348 1985 in SWL.
Older Americans almanac : a reference work on seniors in the United States. Detroit : Gale Research, c1994. REF WT 13 O44 1994. in Health Sciences.
Thesaurus of aging terminology : ageline database on middle age and aging. 5th ed. Washington, DC : Research Information Center, American Association of Retired Persons, 1994. WT 15 T413 1994. in Health Sciences.
Directory of aging resources. Silver Spring, MD : Business Publishers, Inc., 1992-1992- REF HV1457 .D53. in SWL.
Directory of nursing homes. Baltimore : HCIA Inc., 1997. REF WX 22 D598 1997. in Health Sciences.
Encyclopedia of senior citizens information sources. Detroit, MI : Gale Research Co., c1987-
1st ed.- REF HQ1064 U5 E59. in Founders.
Geriatric programs and departments around the world. Editors J.-P Michel, ... [et al.]. Paris, France : Serdi ; New York, NY: Dist. in the U.S. by Springer Publishing, c1998. WT 22.1 G369 1998 in Health Sciences
U.S. directory and source book on aging, 1989-1990. Silver Spring, MD : Business Publishers, c1989. HQ1064 U5 U23 1989. in SWL
Siegel, Jacob S. A generation of change : a profile of America's older population. New York : Russell Sage, 1993. New York : Russell Sage, 1993. HQ1064.U5 S534 1993. in Founders.
Statistical handbook on aging Americans. Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 1986. HQ1064 U5 S343 1986. in Founders.
Krach, Constance A. Centenarians in the United States, 1990 [Bethesda, Md.?] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging ; Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau :  HA203 .A218 no. 199. in Founders.
The Longitudinal study of aging, 1984-90. Hyattsville, Md. (6525 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville 20782) : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics, 1992. W 2 N148 ser.1, no.28, in Health Sciences.
Keyfitz, Nathan, 1913- World population growth and aging : demographic trends in the late twentieth century. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990. HA155 K49 1990. in Founders.
Vierck, Elizabeth. Aging : demographics, health, and health services. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, c2003. RA564.8 .V54 2003 in SW Reserves
Administration on Aging : a directory
American Association of Retired Persons
Center for Social Gerontology
Gerontology: Statistics and Government Legislation
Gerontology & Geriatrics: Selected Resources
Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University
Internet Resources for Gerontology University of Delaware.
Gerontological Society of America
National Institute on Aging
Social Security Administration Online
Social Gerontology and the Aging Revolution http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/geron.html
U.S.Census Bureau: Age data
Bausell, R. Barker. Advanced Research Methodology: An Annotated Guide to Sources. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1991.REF H62.B38 1991 in Founders.
An annotated bibliography covering research methods in the social sciences. Organized topically with an author index at the back of the volume.
Miller, Delbert C. Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement. 5th ed.
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1991. REF H62.M44 1991 in Founders and SWL.
A guide to research methods in the social sciences, including sociology. Divided into seven sections which include, (1) General Description of the Guides to Research Design and Sampling, (2) Basic Research Design, (3) Applied and Evaluation Research, (4) Guides to Methods and Techniques of Collecting Data in Library, Field, and Laboratory, (5) Guides to Statistical Analysis and Computer Resources, (6) Selected Sociometric Scales and Indexes, and (7) Research Proposal, Funding, Costing, Reporting, and Career Utilization.
Strategies for doing Library Research
Evaluating and Citing Sources
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001. REF BF76.7 P83 2001 in Social Work.