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Binstock, Robert H. and Shanas, Ethel. Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1985. Ref. HQ 1061 .H336 1985.
Designed to provide comprehensive information, major reference sources, and suggested areas for further research. Emphasis is on the social aspects of aging as viewed through the perspective of the social sciences. Major sections are entitled: the study of aging, the social aspects of aging, aging and the social structure, aging and the social systems, aging and social intervention. Contains an author index to the extensive bibliographies, as well as a comprehensive subject index.

Birren, James E., Sloane, R. Bruce...[et al.], editors. 2nd ed. Handbook of Mental Health and Aging. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1992. Ref. +RC 451.4 .A5 H38. 1991.
This work contains original contributions by specialists from many disciplines reviewing the theory, research and current practice of mental health and aging. Author and subject indexes included. An extensive list of references follow each of the work's chapters.

Birren, James E. and Shaie, K. Warner. (eds.). Handbook of the Psychology of Aging. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. Ref. BF 724.55 .A35 H36 1985.
This work is divided into six main parts: (1) theory and methods in the psychology of aging, (2) biological influences on behavior, (3) social influences on behavior, (4) behavioral processes, (5) psychological applications to the individual, (6) psychological applications to society. Following each chapter is an extensive list of references. Contains author and subject indexes.

Blumenthal, Herman T. Handbook of Diseases of Aging. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1983. Ref. RC 952.5 .H345 1983.
"This handbook examines the group of disorders that account for most of the disease-caused mortalities in late life." Contains author and subject indexes.

Costa, Joseph J. Abuse of the Elderly. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1984. Ref. HV 1461 .A28 1984.
This work is divided into two sections. The first section explores the elderly as victims. Part two offers information on resources and services. State and local agencies and organizations on aging are listed along with information on available education and training materials. Included is also a listing of abstracts, indexes, periodicals, and journals dealing with the elderly.

Encyclopedia of Senior Citizens Information Sources. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1987. Ref. +Z7164 .O4 E52 1987.
"A bibliographic guide to approximately 13,500 citations for publications, organizations and other sources of information on nearly 300 subjects relating to the concerns of senior citizens."

Finch, Caleb E. and Schneider, Edward L. (eds.). 2nd ed. Handbook of the Biology of Aging. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1985. Ref. QP 86 .H35 1985.
Designed for the general scientific audience as well as the specialist, this handbook focuses attention on the interrelationships between aging and disease. Major sections include: perspectives on aging and mortality, aging in lower systems, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, neurobiology, human biology and pathology. There are extensive bibliographies on all topics discussed, as well as author and subject indexes.

Harris, Diana K. Dictionary of Gerontology. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Ref. HQ 1061 .H338 1988.
All terms included in this work are defined in a clear, concise manner. In most cases, examples or brief sentences are given for each term. This work also serves as a bibliography since there is at least one complete citation provided at the end of each entry.

Maddox, George L., et al. The Encyclopedia of Aging. New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1987. Ref. HQ 1061 .E53 1987.
This reference work offers concise, descriptive articles on approximately 500 entries. Topics include social, psychological, and biomedical issues and concepts relating to the elderly and the aging process. Government and community services and programs, research instruments and selected organizations and conferences are also covered. Cross-referenced and indexed.

National Guide to Funding in Aging. David M. Weiss, Diane E. Mahlman,...[et al.], editors. New York: The Foundation Center, 1987. Ref. HV 1461 .W42 1987.
Describes foundations, voluntary organizations, and federal and state funding programs for arts, civil rights, education, employment, health, housing, etc.

Piper, Hanns G. The Nursing Home Primer. White Hall, VA: Betterway Publications, 1989. Ref. RA 997 .P54 1989.
"A comprehensive guide to nursing homes and other long-term care operations." General information is provided on nursing home selection and alternative non-institutional services. Among the subjects included in this work are adjustment to the nursing home, financial and legal considerations and psychological changes.

Schick, Frank L. (ed.). Statistical Handbook on Aging Americans. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986. Ref. +HQ 1064 . U5 S343 1986.
Provides statistical data about the aging population in the United States as of December 1985. Included are tables and charts from over 120 publications, most of which are government sources.


Care Sharing: A Directory of Geriatric Care Managers and Caregiver Support Groups. Levittown, PA: Children of Aging Parents, 1988. Ref. HV 1461 .C38 1988x.
A listing of names and addresses of geriatric care managers and caregiver support groups across the United States. Also included is a selected bibliography of works relaing to topics that may be of interest to families of aging parents.

Directory of Community Services for Senior Citizens, Suffolk County, New York, 1980/1981. (Smithtown): Suffolk County Office for the Aging: Suffolk Community Council, 1981. Ref. HV 1468 .N7 D5x.
This directory lists a wide range of private, public and voluntary services in each of the towns of Suffolk County.

Directory of Geriatric Day Care Centers. Modesto, CA: HRS Geriatric Publishing Co., 1988. Ref. HV 1450 .D57x.
This directory includes day centers that focus on meeting the rehabilitative needs of the elderly rather than a directory of social or recreational day programs. The directory is organized alphabetically by state.

Directory of Nursing Homes. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1990. Ref. RA 997 .A2 D49 1990x.
A comprehensive guide to nursing care on several levels including those facilities for skilled care, intermediate care, and care for the mentally retarded and/or developmentally disturbed.

The Directory of Resources for Aging, Gerontology and Retirement. Mankato, MI: Minnesota Scholarly Press, 1987. Ref. +HV 1450 .D58 1987x.
This directory furnishes names and addresses of organizations on aging including state and local agencies, local private organizations and legal services available for the aged. Also included is a section on national private organizations. This section gives a brief history and description of activities and services. A listing of educational programs in gerontology and aging, with the highest degree granted, is also included.

Geriatric Guide to Residential Care Facilities and Health Services. Frenchtown, NJ: HRS Geriatric Publishing Corp., 1981. Ref. RA 997.5 .N7 .G47 1981x.
This guide is divided into two sections, one covering home care, the other residential care facilities.

An International Directory of Organizations in Aging. Washington, DC: American Association for International Aging, 1988. Ref. HQ 1060 .I55 1988x.
The organizations listed in this directory are those dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of the elderly. Each of the 364 organizations, representing 136 countries, are profiled in this work. In the profile is included the mission of the organization along with member countries, priority concerns in aging, activities and publications offered by the organization.

National Continuing Care Directory: Retirement Communities With Nursing Care. Washington, DC: American Association for Retired Persons; Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1985. Ref. HV 1454.2 .U6 N37 1988.
This work provides a state-by-state listing of over 350 retirement communities nationwide. A description of each community is supplied that includes the address and telephone number of the facility, the type of assisted living and nursing care available, the number of units available and fees required for each unit.

National Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics. Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 1991. Ref. HQ 1060 .N35 1991.
A profile of each institution listed in this directory has been supplied. The profiles include an overview of the campus, a description of gerontology programs offered, information on gerontology related actiities and financial aid information.

National Directory of Retirement Facilities. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986. Ref. HQ 1063 .N37 1986.
A directory of more than 12,000 residential alternatives for older persons ranging from supervised board and care settings to totally independent communities.


Aday, Ron H. (compiler). Crime and the Elderly: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Ref. Z5703.4 .A35 A33 1988.
Over 300 annotated entries are included in this bibliography. The work is divided into three parts. The first part deals with crimes against the elderly, while part two focuses on the elderly as criminals. The final section includes entries relating to resources and information on organizations and agencies that have an interest in crime and the elderly.

Balkema, John B. (ed.). Aging: A Guide to Resources. Syracuse, NY: Neal-Schuman, 1983. Ref. Z 7164 .O4 A33 1983.
An annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, and government documents on social gerontology arranged in sections reflecting the major concerns in aging. Name and subject indexes appended.

Coyle, Jean M. Women and Aging: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Ref. Z 7164 .O4 C68 1989.
This bibliography contains over 600 entries pertaining to women and aging. Although the focus is mainly on the older women, there are some references that pertain to middle-aged women. Among the major areas covered in this work are roles and relationships, employment, health, sexuality, religion and retirement. Items are indexed by subject and author.

Edwards, Willie M. and Flynn, Frances. Gerontology: A Core List of Significant Works with Historical Perspectives from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan, 1982. Ref. Z 7164 .O4 E38 1982x.
Major focus of this edition is on works from the three title countries, however, eight additional countries are included. "Proceedings of conferences, congresses, courses and colloquia are included in the international section or their cross-reference significance." Author and title indexes are appended.

Eide, Margaret and Twyla Mueller Racz. Alzheimer's Disease. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1987. Ref. Z 6665.7 .A45 E37 1987.
Alzheimer's Disease is the focus of this annotated bibliography that contains over 250 references. Some of the areas covered are: symptoms and causes of the disease, diagnosis, care and treatment, and psychological and social aspects. All references are English language materials that should be readily available at most libraries across the country.

Guttmann, David. European American Elderly: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. Ref. Z7165 .U5 G92 1987.
This bibliography includes 310 annotated references. The references cited are works on the elderly Euro-American population published in the United States over the past fifteen years. All references "refer to people 65 years or older and deal with one or more group of elderly who are defined as Euro-Americans." The elderly in this work refer to both old and new immigrants.

Guttmann, David. Jewish Elderly in the English-Speaking Countries. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Ref Z7164 .O4 G87 1989.
The annotated references in this bibliography total over 275. Some of the broad topics covered include characteristics of Jewish aged, special problems of Jewish aged and the well being of Jewish elderly.

Harris, Diana K. The Sociology of Aging. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985. Ref. Z7164 .O4 H374 1985.
The years 1960-1980 are covered in this annotated bibliography. This work is divided into several sections; each deals with a different aspect of the sociology of aging theme. Also included is a section that provides names and addresses of offices and associations on aging.

Learning About Aging. National Retired Teachers Association and American Association of Retired Persons. Chicago: American Library Association, 1981. Ref. Z 164 .O4 L42.
An annotated bibliography of 120 books and 33 audiovisual entries intended to help secondary school teachers locate materials for curricula on aging.

Oriol, William E. Federal Public Policy on Aging Since 1960: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. Ref. Z7164 .O40 74 1987.
This bibliography covers the years 1960 through early 1986. In excess of 750 annotated references are included. The references are organized into 35 sections. Each section focuses on a different detail of public policy on aging such as retirement income, home health services and consumer issues. References are indexed by author and subject. The appendix included offers information on congressional committees and national organizations.

Weg, Ruth B. Nutrition and Aging: A Selected Bibliography. Los Angeles: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontological Center, University of Southern California, 1977. Ref. Z 5776 .N8 W24.
This "selected bibliography" includes data from studies on affect and attitude of older persons toward food and their eating patterns.

Wharton, George F. Sexuality and Aging: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1981. Ref. Z 7164 .S42 W48 1981. This bibliography includes 861 works which provide basic facts about the changes that occur in the sexual organs and activity of older persons. Includes an author index.

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?: An Annotated Bibliography of Aging and The Humanities. Washington, DC: The Gerontological Society of America, 1988. Ref. Z7164 .O4 W46 1988.
The full bibliographic citations that comprise this work are from the field of humanistic gerontology. The more than 1,000 works referenced are all English language and have been published between 1975 and Spring, 1987. The topics covered include ethics and philosophy, history, literature and art, religion and interdisciplinary humanities as they relate to gerontology.

Compiled by Katherine Blair
Summer 1991

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