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Integrative Healthcare 3700 : Physiology of Aging: Home

Course guide for ITP 3700 / BIO 3530 (Metropolitan State University of Denver).

In This Guide...

Databases/Indexes:  Recommends scholarly resources on aging.  

Professional journals:  Recommends journals from scholarly and professional sources focused on aging.

More resources:  Points you to associations, government agencies and research think tanks on aging.

Background material

Welcome to the Library

Research is non-linear process.  Keep an open mind and explore.

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  • Have a well defined reseach question.
  • Identify a number of different databases to search.
  • Identify keywords and subject terms that are linked in the best articles.
  • Find the major authors and journals in your topic area.

Ask for help at any time!

The Research topic

Refining your research question to one that is well-focused and specific is the key to reducing frustration and stress. 

  • The Auraria Library offers great resources for finding and researching your topic.
  • You can search for subject encyclopedias and browse the current periodicals area to see what other researchers are doing.
  • You can also search databases such as PubMed to identify recent medical research in conditions associated with stress.

Tip: In the discussion section of many research articles, the author proposes further areas of inquiry.

Tip: When you're searching topics in PubMed and find a promising article, try clicking the "related articles" link to the right of the citation.

Locating Background or General Information

Reference books such as specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries are great for finding what you need to support your thesis or to collect background material for your research. You can search our catalog from the Library homepage using your term combined with terms like "encyclopedias" or "handbooks" to pull up reference works (example: aging and encyclopedias). This also applies to "dictionaries" and "video".

Tip: Many off-topic resources appear if you enter "aging" . If you type "aging physiolog* ", you will find more relevant material. You can further narrow the search using the refinements listed on the left side of the results screen. Try limiting to more current publications or choose a different narrower topic (e.g., "geriatric cardiology ").

Tip: Knowing the vocabulary of the subject you are researching in very helpful.  Scanning the index or table of contents of your textbook for unfamiliar words or reading an encyclopedia article about aging or gerontology can give you options when you do a search in any database.