Research Guides


Listed below are library resources that may be helpful in your research. If you need additional help, please see the Reference Librarian or your Instructor.

Encyclopedias (Reference on the First Floor)

Encyclopedia of Aging (REF HQ1061 E53) 
Encyclopedia of Gerontology: Age, Aging, and the Aged (REF RC952.5 E58) 
Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family (REF HQ9 E52) 
Encyclopedia of Family Life (REF HQ 534 E53)

Additional Materials (Reference on the First Floor)

Aging (REF HQ1061 A42453)

World Population Growth and Aging: Demographic Trends in the Late Twentieth Century(REF HA155 K49)

Magazines, Journals & Newspapers (LRC First Floor)

Family Relations 
Journal of Gerontological Nursing 
Journal of Marriage and Family

Online Library Catalog

The RSC online library catalog is an index to the library's books and audiovisual materials. you may search the catalog from any computer with Internet access. The online catalog may be searched in a variety of ways including TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, and KEYWORD. 

Online Databases

Before entering the RSC Online Databases from off-campus, you will neeed to activate your campus username and password. Stop by the Reference Desk in the Library, and we will assist you in getting on the network. After completing this process on campus, you will be able to utilize any of the databases from wherever you have Intenet access. More complete instructions may be found on these online login instructions


  • Academic Search Complete (scholarly journals)
  • CINAHL Plus with Full-Text (nursing)
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • MasterFile Premier (general magazines)
  • MEDLINE with Full-Text
  • PsycINFO (scholarly journal index only; some links to full-text)
  • ERIC (education reports)
  • Newspaper Source Plus (newspapers)

NewsBank (newspapers)

  • Access World News
  • Tulsa World

Newspaper links

Magazines and Newspapers Full-text

Online Databases

  • Ageing International  (SocIndex with Fulltext--EBSCOhost)
  • Ageing Research Reviews (ScienceDirect)
  • Aging and Mental Health (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Aging Cell (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Aging Male (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Aging Skin (Health Source Consumer Edition--EBSCOhost)
  • The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (ScienceDirect)
  • The Brown University Geriatric Psychopharmacology Update (ScienceDirect)
  • Drugs & Aging (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Educational Gerontology (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Experimental Aging Research (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Generations: Journal of the American Society of Aging  (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Geriatric Nursing (ScienceDirect)
  • Geriatric Times  (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Geriatrics  (CINAHL Plus with Full Text --EBSCOhost)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology International (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Gerontology (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • International Journal of Ageing & Later Life  -- (SocIndex with Fulltext--EBSCOhost)
  • International Journal of Aging and Human Development (Professional Development Center--EBSCOhost)
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Academic Search Premier-- EBSCOhost)
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Association (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Mechanisms of Ageing and Development (ScienceDirect)
  • Menopause: Managing the Change of Life  (Health Source: Consumer Edition--EBSCOhost)
  • Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition (Academic Search Premier--EBSCOhost)
  • Quality in Ageing : Policy, Practice and Research ( CINAHL Plus with Full Text --EBSCOhost)

Other Sources

Education Index (Index Table; First Floor)

Indexes articles from educational journals.


Although an unorganized resource, the Internet does contain valuable information. The library’s PSYCHOLOGY links will be most helpful for your assignment.

Additional web sites that might help your research include:

  • Internet Public Library ( (Look under "Social Science" then "People by Age Group.)