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Library Research Guides
An overview of gerontology resources available through the library.
To log in from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password.
Scholarly (a.k.a. peer-reviewed or academic) articles are found in journals, which publish issues containing new articles at regular periods (this is why they are also referred to as "periodicals"). Journals are organized online in databases, some which are accessible for free on the web and others which require a fee. The library subscribes to dozens of scholarly databases, both general and subject-based, which students can access for free using their LRCCD login. If you are looking for resources in a specific field, going to a subject database will produce more relevant results. If the full-text of an article that you need is not available, you can request it for free through interlibrary loan.
Complete list of all databases accessible to Los Rios students.
Ideas for Search Terms
TIP: Most databases allow you to search multiple terms at the same time by separating them with an "or." This is especially helpful for searching synonyms. For example, try searching "aging or aged or elderly or older."
Basic Search Tips
Put exact phrases in quotation marks
“to be or not to be”
Brainstorm alternative terms
Humans: people, “homo sapiens”
Children: juveniles, youth, minors
Use operators to link ideas and narrow/broaden your search
Scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, healthcare administration and pre-clinical sciences. Produced by the US National Library of Medicine.
Original papers in the fields of gerontology, adult education and the social and behavioral sciences, timely reviews of subjects and books of interest to adult educators, gerontologists, psychologists and other scholars in cognate fields.