The expansion of the world's older population is reflected in a tremendous increase in the literature on aging. Keeping abreast of developments in the field is made difficult not only by the sheer volume of publications but also by the multidisciplinary character of the subject. This new reference is the first to offer comprehensive strategies for retrieving gerontological research information in all the relevant disciplines. It itemizes information resources, including agencies, journals, and secondary sources, and outlines techniques for using library and computerized databases. Following a brief introduction, the authors set forth step-by-step procedures for accessing gerontological materials and describe the range of available information resources in the social, biological, and medical sciences. Individual chapters are devoted to the use of handbooks, directories, and encyclopedias; indexes and abstracts, journals, and databases. An essential tool for information specialists, this reference will prove useful to students, academics, and professionals in any of the disciplines concerned with psychological, social, biological, or medical aspects of aging.