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According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "Geriatrics is the branch of medical science concerned with the prevention and treatment of diseases in older people; it is thus a part of the broader field of gerontology."
Geriatrics not only encompasses the biological and physiological aspects of aging, but the psychological aspects as well.
Gerontology and geriatrics. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved June 4, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/science/gerontology
Below are some of the suggested databases for locating scholarly articles pertaining to geriatrics.
If you would like to see the full list of databases available to Touro students, click here. Once there, you can narrow your database options to ones most likely to contain information about geriatrics by choosing Health Sciences in the drop down menu.
All of Touro's books can be found by searching the catalog (above, or where it says Catalog Find Print Books on the library homepage).
Use the advanced search to limit your results by year, campus location, etc. Search just eBooks by selecting eBooks on the library homepage. If a print book you'd like is at a different campus, learn how to request it.
The items below are just a sampling of the many titles available:
Other websites to consult for information on geriatrics: