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Aging & Gerontology

Provides research and information resources related to the study of aging and gerontology.

Finding Background Information

Use encyclopedias and handbooks to gain background information on your topic. Brief encyclopedia articles are excellent sources for terminology and possible key words to search as you continue your research. 

Encyclopedia of Social Work


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Encyclopedia of Social Work

Now available online, this seminal work covers
all aspects of social work. New topics for this  
latest edition include managed care, gerontology,
evidence-based practice and trauma & disaster.

Several authors and editors of this encyclopedia
are current or past University of Michigan School
of Social Work faculty.  


Aging & Gerontology Encyclopedias