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Welcome to the guide for Gerontology!

I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Gerontology. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in your department.

I am available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to the field of Gerontology. You may also contact me to schedule research workshops for classes or to suggest items for purchase.

Monique Oldfield

Librarian Liaison for Gerontology

The guide consists of several pages (tabs) detailing our resources in these areas. Please explore and feel free to contact me with any suggestions that would improve this service.

About this guide

This guide outlines Wayne State University Libraries' resources available to researchers studying gerontology and related issues.

The guide consists of several pages (tabs) detailing our resources in these areas:

  • Article Databases - Large collections of articles searchable by keyword, subject, article title and more.
  • Online Journals - List of electronic journals and means to search for specific articles
  • Encyclopedias and reference sources - Key online and print works, great for background information
  • Web sites relating to the field of gerontology - Organizations, federal and state government resources


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Reference Desks

  • UGL: 313-577-8852
  • Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
  • Neef Law Library:  313-577-6180
  • Shiffman Medical Library:  313-577-1094


Department Hompage

Wayne State University
Institute of Gerontology

87 East Ferry Street
226 Knapp Building
Detroit, Michigan 48202