A Guide To Research In Gerontology: Strategies And Resources

Hardcover | November 1, 1988

byDorothea R. Zito

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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.

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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 st...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1988Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313259046

ISBN - 13:9780313259043

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?The authors of this Guide are a gerontological information consultant and an associate professor of sociology, respectively. Both have published articles in their areas of specialty. Here they explain how to design a research strategy, how to evaluate different information sorces (primary, secondary, tertiary, and nondocumentary), and the role of various kinds of reference sources (e.g., handbooks, directories, encyclopedias, abstracts) in research. They also explain how to get information from agencies (with a list of appropriate agencies and their addresses), computerized data services, and community resources. . . . The intended audience for this work includes information specialists and professionals concerned with gerontology in all of its aspects--psychological, social, and medical. Persons trained in any of these disciplines will find the book readable. The use of examples from gerontological experience and literature is especially helpful. A Guide to Research in Gerontology will be a desirable addition to libraries serving students and professionals in disciplines concerned with any aspect of gerontology.?-Reference Books Bulletin