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A Basic Guide to Gerontology

A Note About Finding Books

Because Gerontology encompasses many issues and sub-fields, materials can be found under several Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings. When searching the UALR Ottenheimer Library online catalog, possible LC Subject Headings include the following:

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics
  • Older People

Because the politically correct terminology for those beyond middle age has changed several times in the past century, you may wish to search using other possible terms:

    • Aging
    • Old Age
    • Elderly
    • Aging Parents
    • Retirement

Many of these broad headings can be subdivided geographically to limit the number of results:

  • Gerontology - Louisiana

Library Online Catalog

The online catalog allows you to quickly and easily search for books, as well as other materials, that the UALR Ottenheimer Library owns.

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