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Find Reference Books

Use encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries to gather background information on your topic. Entries in encyclopdias, handbooks and dictionaries will provide summaries and definitions and will often include citations for further reading.


    Search Words

    Keep a list of your search terms, for example:



    geriatric nursing

    older people

    aging OR ageing


    old age


    elder care



    senior citizen

    "activity theory"


    aging -- physiology




    Library databases and full-text articles may be accessed from off campus.


    Follow the directions below:


    1)  select the resource you want to use from a LibGuide or the library website


    2)  on the “EZproxy” login screen


    3)  enter your campus network login credentials


    NOTE: Your EZproxy login is the same as your Campus Network login; also, your Email login and your Canvas login--without the It is NOT your My CedarCrest login.


    If you encounter a problem or need assistance with research questions, contact Cressman Library Information Services at 610-606-4666 (ext: 3536).


    Search the Library Catalog for Encyclopedias

    Click to: search WorldCat Local Discovery
    for the subject heading: Gerontology -- Encyclopedias.

    Or, enter:      su:Gerontology Encyclopedias       in the search box below.


    Reference eBooks

    Just a few Reference eBooks are listed here.

    For more, including eBooks that aren't reference, go to the databases listed in the next box and to the "Books" tab in this guide.

    See also: GALE Health & Wellness Resource Center


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