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Aging & Gerontology: Find Books and Videos

This research guide contains resources used to find information on aging and gerontology-related topics.

Madigan Library Catalog

Search Inside Books

Using Google Books, you can search inside every page of the books in their database. You can then use the Find in a Library link to find out if we have the book you need in the Madigan Library.

Google Book Search

Call Numbers

The Library of Congress classifications for aging and gerontology are HQ, HV, RA, and RC. More specifically, these areas are broken down as follows:

HQ The Family.  Marriage.  Women

  • HQ1060-1064 Aged.  Gerontology (Social aspects).  Retirement
  • HQ1073-1073.5 Thanatology.  Death.  Dying

HV Social pathology.  Social and public welfare.  Criminology

  • HV1450-1494 Aged
  • HV1551-3024 People with disabilities Including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities

RA Public aspects of medicine

  • RA645.3-645.37 Home health care services
  • RA960-1000.5 Medical centers.  Hospitals.  Dispensaries.  Clinics
                         Including ambulance service, nursing homes, hospices

RC Internal medicine

  • RC512-528 Psychoses (i.e. Alzheimer's and dementia)
  • RC952-954.6 Geriatrics

Browsing in any of these areas may lead to the discovery of valuable material in addition to the specific items listed in this guide.

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