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Resource Guide for Gerontology

Provides an overview of resources at the Dewey Library to assist in getting started with gerontology research.

What's In the Library?

Search the University Libraries’ online catalog for books, (select) journal articles, streaming video and more!

To find the online catalog, go to the library webpage . In the middle of the page, there is a white box below notes that say: "Search for books, articles, media and more". 



Library of Congress Call Numbers

Materials in the library are organized by subject, and each subject is assigned a call number. You can search our online catalog by call number, and if you like to browse the shelves, you may want to look for one or more of these call number ranges which deal with gerontology and aging.


BF 724.5-725
Developmental Psychology, Adulthood

HQ 1059.5 -1065

HV 1449-1494
Protection and assistance, Older People

HV 5138  
Alcohol and older people

HV 6250.4 A34
Crime victims, Aged

HV 6545.2
Suicide and the elderly

HV 6626.23 A-Z
Elder Abuse

RC 952-954.6

Library of Congress Subject Headings

One of the most effective ways of searching the online catalog is by Library of Congress Subject Heading. To use these terms, select the “subject” field in the online catalog's pull down menu. Some of the major Library of Congress Subject Headings are below. For other suggestions, contact Ask Us 24/7 on the right side of the  Library Webpage!

Abused Aged

Aged Consumers


Home Care Services


Older People




Long Term Care

Old Age

Nursing Homes

Aged People with Disabilities

Aging-Mental Health



Old Age Homes

Nursing Home Patients