Aging in America LibGuide

More and more of us have parents or grandparents who are more than 85 years old. Their generation has unique challenges, and the Aging in America LibGuide is one source to use to gain a perspective on how to help your extended family when decisions need to be made. The LibGuide gives you format choices as to how to obtain the information.

One of the tabs available is General Collection Books. Print books on aging that the Bellevue University Library owns are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Clicking on the title will take you to the eCatalog, where you can find a brief summary of the content and determine if that book is currently on the shelf.

If you prefer reading on the computer screen, try the E-Books tab. By clicking on the titles, you will be taken to a page that includes a summary and a table of contents with chapter titles found in each eBook.

The Journal Articles tab highlights articles on aging, including the citation for each one. Viewers are able to read the article on the screen, print it, save the article as a PDF, or     email it. There is also a zoom feature, so the font can be enlarged.

The Streaming Videos tab gives excerpts of media opinions from various professionals and volunteers in the field. The Aging in America LibGuide offers more than a dozen videos under this tab, including the running time for each one.

By clicking on the Databases tab, summaries of the databases that the Bellevue University Library owns that would be helpful in researching Aging in America are available.

Useful websites and organizations are noted under the Websites tab, including AARP, Social Security, and the National Council on Aging.

The Citation tab introduces overall aids to writing about a topic, including Noodle Tools, the Writing Center, and the Tips and Tutorials tab offers tutorials on using APA Style.

Interested patrons can locate the Aging in America LibGuide, as well as more than 150 others, on the Library homepage at: http://libguides.bellevue.edu/?b=g&d=a. Once on the homepage, look under the “Find” drop-down menu, and click on the “Subject, Course, and Research Guides” link. For assistance with LibGuides or any other research, contact the Library Reference staff at library@bellevue.edu, 402-557-7313, or use the 24/7 Librarian chat service.

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 21 No. 3, Summer 2018.

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