Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Aging Studies: Books

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Reference Books

These books are located in either MU Ellis' or Health Science Library's reference section. They may not be taken out of their respective libraries.

Finding Books

MERLIN Catalog: Use the MERLIN Catalog to find books at MU.  If we don't have the book here at MU or if our copy is checked out, you can request it through the MOBIUS Catalog.

MOBIUS Catalog: This catalog includes materiails from all academic libraries in the state of Missouri.

Discover @ MU: is a simple and fast search engine like Google that helps you find books, scholarly journals, videos, etc.

Google Books

ILL (Interlibrary Loan): If materials you need are not available through the MERLIN or MOBIUS catalogs, you can request them via ILL for free.


While these books are not in the MU Ellis Reference section, they are still wonderful reference resources. To view the MERLIN Catalog record, please click the text hyperlink. Clicking the picture link will not take you to the MERLIN Catalog.

LC Call Numbers

The Call Numbers for books related to Aging Studies are:

HQ 1060 - 1064

QP 1 - 981

RC 952 - 954.6

Additionally, Aging Studies materials within the Health Sciences are commonly found in the WT 10-50 call number range.
Ask at the Reference Desk at either library for assistance with directions.

Google Books

Why use Google Books?

Google Books searches the full-text of books.  It lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book.  You can then locate the book in a nearby library.

Here's an interesting essay on the power of using Google Books for Women's History research.

Google Book Search