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Guide to Locating Gerontology Materials in UNC-CH Libraries
Note: This guide is designed for students at UNC Chapel Hill. Our Guide to Library Research on Aging Topics is also recommended for all students.
You'll find aging-related books, journals and more in many different libraries on the UNC-CH campus:
These databases provide a bibliographic index to professional literature. Some provide full-text articles, but some do not. A few are free, but many of them are subscription databases that you have access to as a UNC student. We highlighted aging-related databases below; for the complete list of databases available at UNC-CH, see E-Research Tools on the UNC Libraries website.
E-Journals are defined as journals that are available online in their entirety. Generally, to access e-journals you or your institution must have a subscription. Below are some key e-journals related to aging that are available at UNCCH.
NOTE: For a general list of all gerontology journals and where to find them, try the IOA's Gerontology Journals Finder.
Librarians can help you build a search strategy and direct you to resources. Use these links to contact librarians at UNCCH:
Teach yourself using these online tutorials:
Some handy reference guides:
The Institute on Aging and the University Libraries collaborated on a tutorial specifically for students doing aging research from a distance. It covers important research concepts and the provided by the main campus libraries (Davis and HSL).
Subject headings are important when searching databases and indexes -- you need to be sure that you are using the same terms that are in the database. This list of aging-related key terms will get you started.
AARP AgeLine Thesaurus of Subject Headings
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
GAO (Government Accounting Office)
Acronyms used in Aging
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