Aging Information

Information on AGING and on the AGED can be found in all libraries of Case Western Reserve University, as well as at a number of reliable internet resources.

From this web page, you will find sources from a health sciences perspective.

AGING is defined as the aging process anywhere between birth and old age, from the U. S. National Library of Medicine.
AGED is defined as a person 65 through 79 years of age.
For a person older than 79 years, AGED, 80 AND OVER is available.
DENTAL CARE FOR AGED, is defined as the giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
GERIATRIC NURSING is the nursing care of the aged patient given in the home, the hospital, or special institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, etc.
GERIATRICS is the branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility.

All of the bold-face terms may be used for subject searching in CWRU's Library Catalog (as a MeSH: Medical Subject Heading Search) or in PubMed. All of the definitions for the bold-face terms are from MeSH, Medical Subject Headings from the U. S. National Library of Medicine.

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Aging Resources

Readily available books and journals are good starting places for research on a topic. Dictionaries and textbooks are especially helpful. Please check the items listed on Aging Resources available at Case Western Reserve University.

Library Catalogs

Catalogs are lists of materials an institution owns or to which it has access. At Case Western Reserve University, the catalog is CWRU's Library Catalog. The catalog includes information about print and electronic materials, both monographic and serial.

Other catalogs are:

    OhioLINK Library Catalog >>
    Library of Congress >>
    The National Library of Medicine's LocatorPlus >>
    WorldCat >>

Research Databases

Databases are collections of data organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. In libraries they are primarily bibliographic in nature, indexing journals, meetings and sometimes books. An example of a database is PubMed.

Other databases are:

    Nursing Information - CINAHL >>
    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition >>
    Web of Science
    SocINDEX >>
    For additional databases, please check the All Research Databases at Case >> page.

Electronic Resources at Case

CHSL provides information on Electronic Books. >>

There are many links to electronic journals from the resources listed in Library Catalogs and Databases. >>

CHSL also has links to collections of Electronic Journals. >>

Government Resources

    Administration on Aging >>
    CDC's Healthy Aging >>
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services >>
    CMS is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and the Medicaid programs - two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans.
    Cleveland Department of Aging >>
    National Institute on Aging >>
    NIHSeniorHealth >>
    Ohio Department of Aging >>
    Social Security Online >>

Web Resources

    AARP >>
    Institute of Gerontology at King's College of London >>
    Human Ageing Genomic Resources >>
    MedlinePlus Seniors' Health >>
    Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University >>
    World Health Organization Ageing >>

Statistics >>
    Faststats >>

Associations and Organizations

    AARP >>
    Alzheimer's Association >>
    Gray Panthers >>

Other Information

    Citing Medicine This is the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.
    Finding Health Sciences Information >>
    This page is maintained by the Cleveland Health Sciences Library.
    Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication >>
    This is the Vancouver style for preparing manuscripts.