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Nonprofit Organization Research: PREL 750-M01, Roberson

A guide to starting nonprofit organization research.

PREL 750-M01: Production House

This page is specifically intended for use by Professor Roberson's PREL 750-M01 class, Production House. Here Production House students can find online tools for finding information and statistics related to aging and older adults. 

PREL 750-M01 students should use the resources on the Home page of this guide in conjunction with the search tips found here.  

Library Databases

When using the following databases, try these searches:

CQ Researcher: Great for current events and issues

  • Search “philanthropy”
  • Search “nonprofit” (advanced search)
  • Search “caring for the elderly”
  • Browse topic: “Social Services and Disabilities” → “Aging”

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Great for current events and issues

  • Topic: Retirement Age (Society and Culture)
  • Topic: Elderly Issues (Society and Culture)

Statista: Great for statistics 

  • Search “nonprofit”, → Nonprofit Fundraising Study by Urban Institute
  • Search “senior citizens and computers”
  • Search “fundraising nonprofit donor”
  • Search “nonprofit and social media”
  • Search “elder care”

ProQuest Sociology Database: use to find peer-reviewed studies on seniors and digital literacy

  • Search "senior citizens" and "digital"

ProQuest Central: use to find all kinds of sources, but especially great for finding news sources

  • For news articles, select "Advanced Search"
  • Use the feature "Limit to" and select full text and consider editing the publication date. For some subjects more recent publication dates are best.
  • Under "More search options" see "Source Type"
  • Select "Newspapers"
  • Add search terms for your subject (like "aging" and "digital") in the search bar and run the search. 


Aging Resources

NYC Dept of Aging (Profile of Older New Yorkers)

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