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:
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:
Many of these broad headings can be subdivided geographically to limit the number of results:
Other subjects can also be searched, focusing on specific aspects for care for the elderly:
Most of the reference titles have been relocated to the 4th and 5th floors. If you cannot locate your title with the rest of the collections on the 4th and 5th floors, please consult with a research librarian.
You are welcome to make photocopies. You also have the option of scanning pages and sending them to your email account as a PDF file.
Below are examples of generalized and subject-specific reference sources on 4th floor)
Encyclopedia of Aging
Call Number: REF HQ 1061 .E534 2002
Thesaurus of Aging Terminology
Call Number: REF HQ 1061 .T42 2005
Handbook on the Psychology of Aging
Call Number: REF BF 724.55 .A35 H36 2006
Call number: HV 35 .S6 (2008 edition in print)
If you are searching from off campus, you can also request that circulating materials be pulled for you and held at the Circulation Desk. Select the Request button and fill in the necessary information. Please allow at least 24 hours for the materials to be pulled. You will receive an email when your items are ready for check out.