All Monmouth University students, faculty, and employees have access to subscription databases on campus. Remote access requires entry of username and password for verification. MU username is your student ID (e.g. s0123456). Search the Library's A-Z Database List for a specific database, Databases by Subject, or use links in research guides.
The following journals can be browsed for articles on gerontology issues. Journal issues can be searched by topic and country.
Use the word "AND" to combine your keywords to make your search more specific.
eg. japan AND elderly AND housing
Use synonyms and alternative terms. Related terms, broader or narrower, will also bring up relevant results.
eg. elderly | aged | senior | geriatric
Use "quotation marks" to search for phrases.
You can limit search results in many databases to academic/peer-reviewed journals, by publication date, or full-text only.
HawkFind is a tool to search all the Library's major databases simultaneously. This is recommended if you are searching for general topics. For example, for this course you can search: elderly and Japan and housing. Limit your results to peer reviewed articles and the last 5 or 10 years for recent articles.
For information on topics required for your assignments, you will need to consult our Research Databases for scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles. Below are some suggestions for health and nursing databases.
Tips on search terms to use when searching databases for the geriatric population in a specific country: elderly and Japan
In most databases, you can use filters to limit search results to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. Peer-reviewed articles are reviewed by experts in the same field prior to publication.
How do you know an article is scholarly?