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Gerontology: Books and Media

LibGuide for both Nursing and Social Work.

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


EZ Proxy

For access to library databases and full-text articles from off campus.


1)  select the resource you want to use

2)  on the “EZproxy” screen

3)  enter your campus network FalconNet credentials

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

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that makes it possible for materials not available in the Cressman Library to be borrowed from other libraries.

All Cedar Crest students, faculty, alumnae and staff may use ILL.

To request an item through ILL find the title in WorldCat Discovery, click the "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan" button and complete the form. Request forms are also available at the Information Services desk and on the library website for items not found in the online catalog.

Delivery of ILL may take from one day to two weeks or more.

For more information on Interlibrary Loan, please visit Library Services | Interlibrary Loan.

Search the Library Catalog -- WorldCat Discovery

Circulating Books - Print

For books in print, browse the shelves on the 2nd floor of the library. Look in these Call Number areas.

301 - Sociology and Anthropology 
305 - Social groups 
362 - Social welfare problems and services 
610 - Medical sciences 
613 - Promotion of health 
615 - Pharmacology & therapeutics, prescription drugs 
616 - Diseases    

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