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This Social Science Google-Custom Search Engine searches all the Social Science departments at UC Berkeley. The UC Berkeley librarians have targeted 800+ academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, natural resources, and the environment.


Administration on Aging: This site published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services brings together Web Resources related to Elder programs and services. Links to a variety of topics, including Medicare, aging statistics and long-term care planning.


ASM Journals: Use the High Wire hosted Journals Search Engine to locate full-text articles or abstracts by title or alphabetical link list. Some articles are available online for $25.00 on a pay-per-article basis.


Buck Institute for Research on Aging: "By focusing on the connection between age and disease, scientists at the Buck Institute are striving to develop diagnostic tests and treatments that will prevent or delay conditions associated with aging."


California Department of Aging: "Serving older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State, the Department of Aging administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program. Their mission is to promote the independence and well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities, and families through access to information and services to improve the quality of their lives; opportunities for community involvement; and support from family members providing care."


Directory of Open Access Journals: "This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are over 700 journals in the directory." Search by title or subject.


Global Demography of Aging: "The Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA), led by David E. Bloom, chair of the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, carries out research on important themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world."


Social Gerontology and the Aging Revolution: A very comprehensive site on the psychology of Aging, including a thorough guide to many Gerontology sites.


AARP: The American Assciation of Retired People provides full-text studies and reports on life-span issues related to midlife and the aging process.


Center for Aging Resources: This site offers information on a variety of services for older adults, including in-home and outpatient mental health services; elder abuse and crime victim services; Alzheimer's daycare (CAPS); medication support; education and treatment services for substance abuse and alcohol abuse, and topical support groups for elders, their families and caregivers.


Center for the Study of Aging: "The RAND Center for the Study of Aging conducts objective, independent, behavioral research on the elderly population. The Center's interdisciplinary research staff aims to help improve public policy through both primary data collection and secondary data analysis. Its research agenda focuses on the interrelationships among health, economic status, socioeconomic factors, and public policy."


Institute of Gerontology: "The mission of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University is to conduct and disseminate research findings that will (1) increase knowledge about aging and related processes, (2) improve the practice of gerontology and geriatrics, and (3) influence the development and implementation of public policy. We are a multidisciplinary team of faculty who facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and participate in the culturally diverse urban environment in which we live. We emphasize the social and behavioral aspects of aging and health."


Institute for Health & Aging: "Located at the Laurel Heights Campus of the University of California, San Francisco, the IHA was originally established by the School of Nursing in 1979 as the Aging Health Policy Center. The Center evolved from social sciences research and training activities, initially undertaken by faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 1976. Since Drs. Wendy Max and Patrick Fox assumed the role as Institute Co-Directors in 1999, their mission has been to build a productive, academically vibrant, and financially sound center of research, education, and public service programs."


National Institute on Aging: Part of the NIH, the NIA's mission is to "support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging, and communicate information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public."


Profile of Older Americans: 2012: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging Division provides this mostly statistical document on older Americans. Some points include future growth, income, housing and health care.


Research and Documentation Online: Online version of "Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age" by Diana Hacker. It contains research guides to Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences.


Rethinking Age and Aging: The Public Reference Bureau has made this bulletin by Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov available to view in PDF format. The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.