Gerontology Sites on the World Wide Web Speech-language pathologists and audiologists interested in gerontology will find a wealth of information available through the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). Those involved in clinical practice, research, and academic settings may use a multitude of sites with specific appeal to individual needs. Similarly, the WWW holds many sources ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 1997
Gerontology Sites on the World Wide Web
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  • Sandra Oslager Glista
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
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Article   |   May 01, 1997
Gerontology Sites on the World Wide Web
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, May 1997, Vol. 2, 10-12. doi:10.1044/gero2.1.10
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, May 1997, Vol. 2, 10-12. doi:10.1044/gero2.1.10
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists interested in gerontology will find a wealth of information available through the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). Those involved in clinical practice, research, and academic settings may use a multitude of sites with specific appeal to individual needs. Similarly, the WWW holds many sources of consumer information either for direct inquiry or for professional reference to meet the needs of clients and patients in the area of communication disorders and gerontology (See Table 1 for a listing of WWW sites referenced in this article).
As an introduction to aging-related resources on the WWW, a major gerontology site is the Geroweb Virtual Library on Aging, part of the Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology. Through this virtual library, the user can reach information about gerontology programs such as those concerning (1) universities, (2) government agencies, (3) biomedical research/health care, (4) organizations, and (5) other uncategorized sources. The site, its composition, and its organization are well described by Ellis, Jankowski, Jasper, and Abdul (1996) . A newer feature of the Geroweb Virtual Library is a search function which allows the user to explore the Geroweb for a unique topic. One of the Geroweb’s chief benefits is its ability to provide links for the user to multiple other gerontology sources.
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