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- DescriptionThe multidisciplinary nature of the field of aging and the sheer volume of published material make researching and keeping current with new developments in the field quite difficult. This reference book offers comprehensive strategies for accessing information on the psychological, social, biological, and medical aspects of aging. The types of information sources covered include: handbooks, directories, and encyclopedias; indexes and abstracts; agencies and other specialized sources; computerized information retrieval systems; and community resources. Current Literature on Aging The intended audience for this work includes information specialists and professionals concerned with gerontology in all of its apsects--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. Reference Books Bulletin 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 t 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.
- Author BiographyDOROTHEA R. ZITO is Director of the Gerontological Research Information Program and Information Consultant at Syracuse University. She has published articles and presented papers on topics in information sciences and gerontology. GEORGE V. ZITO is Associate Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University. His publications include Systems of Discourse (Greenwood Press, 1984), Population and Its Problems, and other books, as well as journal articles and contributed chapters.
- Author(s)Dorothea R. Zito,George V. Zito
- Date of Publication03/11/1988
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight342 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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