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WRPR 123: Old Age in the Modern Age (HC) Spring 2021

Writing Program 123: Old Age in the Modern Age (Snyder)

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Haverford College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Swarthmore College  to look for all books (print and digital) owned by your college as well as the print titles at the other two schools.  

The following searches are a sampling of possibilities.  To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.  Note that all these searches are in the Books+Media channel.  In examples #1 and 4 below, using keywords (rather than subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles.

     "20th century" AND (elderly OR" older people" OR aging)  [Keyword search]    Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon  

     (elderly OR older OR aging OR gerontolog*)  AND (history)  [Subjects] AND "united states" [Keyword]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

     (asian* OR chinese* OR japanese* OR vietnamese* OR korean*) [Subject] AND (elderly OR "older people" OR aging) AND ("united states") [Keywords  - Limited to books published 2000-present ]    Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

         ("nursing home*" OR "long-term care" OR "asylums and homes") AND ("nursing home*" OR "long-term care" OR "asylums and homes")   [Keyword search  - Sorted with the oldest titles first]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon  

**  Try opening a search above and replace one of the topics with your subject interest.

Beyond the Tri-College Collections

An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 500 million title records owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.