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.
Use keywords in the search box on the USC Libraries' homepage. Keywords the author's terms that appear in the database record (title, abstract - or anywhere for full text databases). Use the left navigation bar to add limits to your search results. Helpful tutorials include: Developing Keywords and the Searching Solutions Research Guide.
Sample keywords in gerontology include the following. When you find appropriate items, use keywords and subject headings (from the records) to improve your future searches.
LC (Library of Congress) Subject Headings are an indexing system which applies subject terms to items (no matter which keyword an author uses). For more information, visit the Library of Congress Authorities website. Consider adding these LC Subject Headings to your search:
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.
USC Gerontology doctoral dissertations and masters thesis are available online and in the USG Grand Depository. Several search strategies are listed below. However, be aware these searches bring up all dissertations on gerontology amd not just those within the the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
For more information, visit the USC Libraries Research guide: Dissertations.
To receive articles or books that the library that are not in full text:
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 offers the option to browse our on-campus collection. Find Browse under . . . (Show more) or use the link: USC Libraries Browse.
The following Library of Congress classifications have a gerontology focus. For call numbers with a range (e.g. HQ 1060-1064, you will need to search each call number individually: HQ 1060 OR HQ 1061 OR HQ 1062 OR HQ 1063 OR HQ 1064)
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