Gerontology: Find Articles

Article Databases

Choose a Database

There are several PCC Library databases that are helpful for gerontology research. They have a common look and interface but search different sets of journals.

Recommended databases are linked in the box to the left. 

Consider searching more than one at a time by clicking “Choose Databases” at the top of the screen of any of these suggested resources.

screenshot of database indicating where to click to add more databases to search

Enter your search terms to begin, limiting what you type to the most important words in your topic. Remember that most researchers change their search terms as they learn more about their topic.

Evaluating Your Search Results

annotated screenshot of database search tools

Find Articles with Google Scholar

Before searching, be sure to set PCC as your library in your browser by:

  1. Visiting the link to set "Library Links" settings for Google Scholar
  2. using the search box to search for "Portland Community College",
  3. checking the check box that appears underneath the search to select “Portland Community College – Find it @ PCC”, 
  4. and then selecting the Save button.

This will ensure that when you search Google Scholar in your browser, you will see Find It @ PCC links to full text if we have the article (Google Scholar sometimes also provides links to other free sources for full text).

You can learn more about setting Google Scholar preferences on the PCC Library Website