Experts in gerontology, clinical psychology, and geriatric medicine provide an analytical survey and abstracts of the significant literature and research dealing with alcoholism and aging over the last 30 years. This research guide offers an authoritative assessment of the important source materials on the subject today. Sections deal separately with the prevalence, precipitants, effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and directions for future research; this narrative ends with a listing of the references that have been assessed. The annotated bibliography gives abstracts for 301 English-language sources that are arranged by types of works: bibliographies, overview articles, books and book chapters, empirical studies, and miscellaneous works. Cross-references and an author and subject index make this guide readily accessible to students, teachers, and practitioners in the fields of sociology, gerontology, psychology, medicine, and public health.