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Social Work with Older Adults


Find Books

This research guide was designed to help you get started with research related to issues that impact older adults and your families. It includes reference books to get you started, journal databases, and selected websites.

Searching the Library Catalog

 Use the library catalog, the Boston College Libraries online discovery tool, to find books, videos and other types of materials available at BC.

Search the Catalog by Keyword(s) Anywhere


Combined terms in an Advanced Search for books on a topic. For example:

  • ("older adult" OR elder*) AND "mental health"
  • "social services" AND aging
  • gerontology AND therap*

What do the *, "quotes" and (parentheses) do?

Selected Books from our Collection

Books Not Available at BC

Library systems and services make it possible for members of the BC community to find and obtain books and other materials from beyond the walls of the BC Libraries themselves. These systems and services include: