Psychology/DSJS 3030 - Psychology of Aging

Tips and Resources for the course, Psychology of Aging, Psychology 3030 / Diversity and Social Justice Studies 3030
updated for Fall 2017

Where to search:

  • PsycINFO  - if your topic is entirely within traditional psychology research and theory
  • OneSearch - if your topic is interdisciplinary with other fields such as health care, sociology, public policy, etc.

How to search for "aging" in those databases:

  • PsycINFO has a direct limiter for Aged (65+ years) - use this link to start a search in PsycINFO with that limiter already applied
  • OneSearch requires a more complex search logic because many different databases with different subject tags are combined in the search results. Using this link will insert the search below into the first search box, then add your other topic aspects to the second and other boxes:
    (SU aging OR SU aged OR SU elderly OR SU "older people" OR SU "older adults" OR SU "geriatric*" OR SU "gerontol*" OR TI elderly OR TI "older adults" OR TI "older people")

Other useful places to search:

  • Library Catalogue - for finding print books and ebooks, use this link to find books tagged as "aging - psychological aspects" OR "older people - psychology" (results sorted by date, newest first)
  • Canadian government websites - federal, provincial, municipal - use this link to find pages and reports mentioning elderly/older people - add to the front of the search bar your own topic-specific keywords
  • CBCA (Canadian sources) - if your topic is specific to Canada, use this database to find articles in scholarly and popular/news sources specific to Canada - this link will prepopulate the search for you - add "AND " plus your topic words to the end of the search terms box