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AgeLine Guide

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AgeLine is a bibliographic database that collects and provides information about books, dissertations, research reports, articles from journals and magazines, and videos related to issues of aging and older adults. AgeLine is updated bi-monthly and covers from 1978 to the present with some partial coverage back to 1966. Available from the, AARP Research Information Center, AgeLine describes research, policy, and professional publications as well as those written for the general public. Wherever possible, links to complete Full Text publications on the web are provided. AgeLine covers the full spectrum of social gerontology, plus aging-related content from other disciplines, and includes hard-to-find reports and "gray literature" from English-language publications worldwide. Some of the files are in the PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print.

AgeLine is available to current UT Arlington faculty & students at this webaddress:



A truncation symbol in AgeLine is an asterisk (*), and when this symbol is put at the end of a word, the database will be searched for all of the possible endings--suffixes--for that word. For example, the command "alz*" will have the computer search engine look for all possible endings of this word. It should find, "Alzheimer" and "Alzheimer's."

Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information are AND and the OR.) The AND is used to connect two different concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous. Here are two examples:

(1) homeless* AND families - - (2) alz* OR dementia

The first example will find material about the homeless population and their families or completely homeless families. The second example will look for the words "alzheimer" or "alzheimer's" or "dementia". This should be an effective way to look for information about persons who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

John James Dillard, MA, MS - - dillard@uta.edu
Social Work and Social Sciences Librarian
Office 410, UT Arlington Central Library

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Last Modified: 2016 January 5
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