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Gerontology Resources: Finding Articles

Shortcuts to resources for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Program.

Database Search Tips

* Don't try just one!

Search multiple databases - each database indexes a different collection of journals/sources.

* Think outside your search

Don't just use one specific search term - use terms that are more general, or are related to your topic.

* Change is good

If you don't have success at first, change your search terms.  Try synonyms or related terms.

*"Recycle" terms

When you find a good article, look at the subject terms or keywords that the database has used to index that article.  Use those terms in a new search.  Speak the database's language - it'll respond.

Looking for Full-Text?

Do you already have an article citation, and just need to find the full-text?  You can check in two places: 

Recommended Databases

Subject Guide