December 13, 2005
A Quick Look at AARP's Research Databases
AARP provides three major research resources: AgeLine, AgeSource Worldwide, and Internet Resources on Aging. Each are briefly profiled below.
AgeLine is an online guide to books, research reports, articles from journals and magazines, and videos related to issues of aging and life at 50-plus. It describes research, policy, and professional publications as well as those written for the general public. The database provides all the expected search options.
Special Features of AgeLine:
- Research to Go: to browse recent research and policy publications by topic.
- Provider Publications to Go: to browse recent professional and provider publications by topic.
- Consumer Searches to Go: to browse recent general-interest consumer publications by topic.
AARP's database, AgeSource Worldwide, identifies and provides links to over 300 major or unique libraries, clearinghouses, databases, directories, bibliographies, and Web metasites around the world that focus on aging or closely allied subjects. Some 30 countries are represented in AgeSource Worldwide.
Finally, AARP's Internet Resources on Aging database includes descriptions and links to over 900 carefully selected and reviewed Web sites of interest to those 50 and older.
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