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SOWK/GERO 7321 Aging and Social Programs

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:

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:


Reference Sources


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 

Encyclopedia of Social Work (2008 edition)

Call number:  HV 35 .S6 (2008 edition in print)

Helpful Hint when researching from home

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.

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.

Need to check due dates or want to renew books and other materials that you have checked out? View Your Library Account (tab at top of the library's webpage)