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Gerontology Guide


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Archbishop Alter Library
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233

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Find Gerontology & Aging Books

The Archbishop Alter Library has books, videos, compact discs and many other kinds of information sources. Items owned by the Library are listed in FOCUS, the Library's online catalog, and located according to the Dewey Decimal System.  There are several general Dewey Decimal locations for materials on GERONTOLOGY and AGING, depending on whether the social, medical, psychological, etc. aspects are adderessed.  These locations include:

    301 - Sociology and Anthropology 
    305 - Social groups 
    362 - Social welfare problems and services 
    610 - Medical sciences 
    613 - Promotion of health 
    615 - Pharmacology & therapeutics, prescription drugs 
    616 - Diseases    

Search MSJ Library and OhioLINK

There are several different ways to search for an item using FOCUS. You may search by author, title, subject, or for a word or words in the title or subject.

FOCUS and the OhioLINK catalogs use the main subject heading GERONTOLOGY.  A subject search in FOCUS results in a list of recommended subject headings, such as:


Search results can be limited by material type, such as BOOK, AUDIOVISUALS (videos), etc., or by location within the Library, year of publication, etc.   

Follow the on-screen instructions for searching FOCUS or OhioLINK