Searching Databases for Geriatrics Journal Articles

To locate journal articles you need to search in a database for the journal literature in your field.

Once in the database, enter the key concepts that you are looking for, and combine terms you would like to find in the same article. Online search help and user guides accompany most databases. For assistance with searching, please ask a librarian  or call 503-494-3462.

Key databases for geriatrics and gerontology include:

AGELINE (1978 to present). Available through Ovid. Includes information on aging and middle age from an interdisciplinary perspective; includes citations to articles, books, and government documents. Some full text articles available.

CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (1982 to the present). CINAHL with Full Text is a comprehensive source of citations and full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 580 journals indexed in CINAHL. Coverage dates back to 1981. - Linking Patients to Medical Research. Current information about clinical research studies.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-text topic reviews of the evidence-based medical literature providing authoritative information.

MEDLINE (Ovid) (1948-present). Clinical and research aspects of medicine/life sciences. See Ovid Tutorials and Guides and How To Choose a MEDLINE Service.


Micromedex.  Pharmacological and toxicologic information. Not available on Science and Engineering Campus workstations.

PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts) (1806-present). Available through Ovid. Database of the psychological literature, including journals, books, and dissertations. Links to the full text of all APA journals.

PubMed (NLM) (1966 to present). Free MEDLINE, keyed to full text articles in over 400 electronic journals held by OHSU. Links to "OHSU Holdings" appear on article abstracts for those journals accessible to OHSU patrons. See PubMed Help and How To Choose a MEDLINE Service. Non-OHSU affiliated use