Most of the resources on this page describe how to access print materials, but I would be remiss in not including this important site on documentaries. I will add more media sources in the days to come.
Use the keyword search in search box on the USC Libraries' homepage. Keyword searching looks for the word or phrase in the citations - and can appear anywhere in that citation. When searching the online catalog, enter the keywords, then use the left navigation bar to focus the search by applying limits. The Developing Keywords tutorial offers practice exercises to help develop the effective keywords for your search of non-indexed databases. For additional information on searching, including using Boolean terms, visit the Searching Solutions Research Guide.
Here are a few sample keywords in gerontology. When you find appropriate items, use keywords and subject headings from the work you find to improve your future searches.
LC (Library of Congress) Subject Headings are an indexing system used primarily by libraries. Use indexing systems to retrieve more accurate lists of works specifically related to your field of study. For more information, visit the Library of Congress Authorities website. LC Subject Headings (in addition to search terms above) include:
PubMed MEDLINE uses the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to index citations. Updated annually, MeSH terms applied to journal articles are then retrieved in other search engines.
To receive articles or books that the library that are not in full text:
The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library. Browse either though Homer or by visiting the library.
Doheny Library (some also available through Grand)
Science and Engineering
We encourage USC faculty, staff and currently enrolled students to recommend items for the library's collections. Subject specialist librarians will consider all recommendations and make a final decision on whether to purchase items.
Click here: Recommend a Book
USC Gerontology doctoral dissertations are available in the USC Digital Library and can be searched in several ways:
For more information, visit the USC Research guide: Dissertations.