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Women's Health Outreach Guide: Aging

The Women’s Health LibGuide aims to provide information resources that offer support and a collaborative forum to learn more about women’s health issues from expert sources.

Data Sources

AgeSource & AgeStats Worldwide -  two databases created by AARP to facilitate the international exchange of policy and program-relevant information in aging.

Lamar Soutter Library Resources

The library has electronic access to the journal Menopause produced by the North American Menopause Society from 1994 - present.


The library has electronic access to the journal Aging from 2009 - present and print back to 1975.


The library has electronic access to the journal Aging & Mental Health from 1997 to 18 months ago.


Note, electronic access is only avalable while in the Lamar Soutter Library or to those with specific institutional affiliations. For questions about access, please call 508-856-6099.

Alzheimer's Association

 The Alzheimer's Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The mission includes a focus on research, providing care a support, and the promotion of brain health. It is also the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research.

 Read a special report: 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures: Includes a Special Report on Women and Alzheimer’s Disease.




Also see The Shriver Report: A Study by Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association

North American Menopause Society

The North American Menopause Society has information and resources for researchers, providers, and the public about women's health and aging.

National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) (, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The mission of the NIA includes; supporting and conducting genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging, foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging, provide research resources and disseminate information. Includes information for researchers, providers, and the public.

National Institute on Aging - YouTube Channel

Videos from the NIA on a variety of aging and health related topics. Find more videos at

Administration for Community Living

The Administration for Community Living supports the mission of maximizing the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers. Find information and links to resources connecting people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, families, and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs and information.

Report from the WHO

Gender, Health, and Aging PDF

November 2003 report from the World Health Organization.