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This is the primary research guide for Gerontology students and faculty

USC Gerontology Publications

Andrus Gerontology Center PublicationsFrom 1969 to 2008, the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center published over 250 titles. Most of these items are accessible through the Grand Library, although a number are at Doheny. Use the USC Search to identify the items of interest.

Author publications. Although not a comprehensive list, these searches retrieve publications from authors identifying a connection with the USC Leonard School of Gerontology. There will be both overlap and unique publications across the databases.

USC Gerontology Collections

Finch Science Archive.  This extensive collection of books and related resources was collected by Dr. Caleb "Tuck" Finch since 1972 at USC. The multidisciplinary sources on aging include human populations, urban poverty, evolution, obesity and famine, neuroscience, biochemistry, and ancient medicine.  Symposia volumes from early meetings trace developments in biogerontology. The collection is housed in the Science and Engineering Library (SSL) reading room and can be browsed with the link below. (Note: we are updating the link to the new search engine)

USC Gerontology Dissertations and Theses

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.

  • USC Digital Library:
    • Direct search:
    • Alternatively:
      • Go to the USC Digital Library homepage
      • Search for Gerontology
      • Go to Add or remove other collections to your search and click on Show 80 more
      • Deselect: Select All Collections
      • Go to U and select all University of Southern California Dissertations and Theses
      • Click OK
    • To focus your search:
      • Use the Narrow Your Search options in the left navigation menu
      • Click Advanced Search on the drop-down menu in the search box, then Add another field

For more information, visit the USC Libraries Research guide: Dissertations.