Aging & Gerontology: Books & eBooks

PSU Library Catalog - Book Search


Results include both print books and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and other libraries.

Selected Books

How to find eBooks in the Library Catalog

We collect eBooks whenever possible. After you execute a search in the Portland State Library catalog, click on the "eBooks" facet to limit your search results to only ebooks.

ebooks facet

Records for eBooks look like this:
Online Access to ebook

Find Books by Subject

After you find a useful book in the library catalog, scroll down to the "Details" tab to the book's "Subjects." Here you'll find a list of related subjects that you might consider adding to your search. You can also click on a subject link in the record; clicking on a subject such as "Older people -- Care" would bring up a list of all the Library's books, journals, and other resources on that topic.  

finding subject headings

Browse for Books in the Library

Sometimes browsing the library stacks can help you find books you didn't even know you were looking for. The following are good areas to peruse.

  • HQ 1060-1064: Gerontology
  • HV 1450-1494: Social & Public Welfare. Aged.
  • RA 418-418.5: Medicine & Society
  • RC 952-954.6: Geriatrics
  • HD 7105.3-7250.9: Social Insurance. Social security. Pensions
  • HD 6279-6283: Labor. Older workers.

Maps of the library are available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, elevator lobbies, and also online.

eBook Packages