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This LibGuide was authored by Christine Morton, JD, MLS, in 2011, when she was a Reference Librarian at the Gould Law Library.
This guide is intended to assist researchers interested in the topic of elder law locate relevant print and online resources pertinent to elder law within the Gould Law Library. This guide is not intended to be an exhaustive list of elder law materials.
The guide is broadly organized into the headings of federal law; state law; treatises, textbooks and handbooks; looseleafs; journals; Internet sources; databases; and West Key Number System. Topics to be addressed within such broad outline include: Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, age discrimination, employee retirement plans, guardianship, advanced directives, power of attorney, and health care proxy.
In addition to consulting this guide and the sources contained within, a researcher just commencing a research project on a particular elder law topic may want to look at secondary sources not listed within this guide such as legal encyclopedias, American Law Reports (ALR), prior to conducting primary source research.