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Gerontology @ Webster University Library

Resources and services for Webster University.

What resources are available for my integrated studies project?

Use the tabs to the left to search for journal articles, books, etc. on your topic. Visit our research guides page or our main databases page to identify additional journal databases that may be related to your research.

The Capstone guide linked below connects you to resources on other steps in the process, such as webinars on finding a topic and research question, locating tests and other measures, and presenting your results in a class or at a conference.

How can I get help with my literature review?

Here are some examples of literature reviews (from the PsycInfo database):

Skoog, I. (2011). Psychiatric disorders in the elderly. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 56(7), 387-397. 

Leadley, R. M., Armstrong, N., Reid, K. J., Allen, A., Misso, K. V., & Kleijnen, J. (2014). Healthy aging in relation to chronic pain and quality of life in Europe. Pain Practice, 14(6), 547-558. doi:10.1111/papr.12125

Winterton, R., Warburton, J., & Oppenheimer, M. (2013). The future for Meals on Wheels? Reviewing innovative approaches to meal provision for ageing populations. International Journal of Social Welfare, 22(2), 141-151. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00889.x

How can I keep track of all the materials I am finding for my assignment?

There are a number of software programs available that help students store references and notes, create bibliographies, etc. , including the ones listed below. Some students find them useful while others don't feel they are needed.

What should I do if I need assistance?

It's okay to ask questions.  The librarian listed on the left side of the page is specifically assigned to support gerontology students and faculty. We also have librarians available nights and weekends (see the Help information at the bottom left).

We welcome questions from all of our students, whether you are in the St. Louis area, elsewhere in the U.S., at an international campus, or taking an online class.