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Non-Discrimination Resources

Resources for studying, reflecting, and learning about non-discrimination practices

What is Ageism?

According to the Oxford English DictionaryAgeism is defined as the prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's age; age discrimination, esp. against the elderly.  It was first 'identified' only in 1969. 




Books & eBooks

Articles & Websites


YA & Children's Books

Choosing Keywords

SCF and many other academic libraries organize 'Keywords', terms or 'subject headings' to help organize items that are similar in subject. It creates a shared vocabulary among libraries, helping users discover more sources related to a particular topic. Think of it as "hashtags" that we used since before hashtags existed!

However, keep in mind that this shared vocabularies can be a product of society, based within a historically white profession and culture. Some terms are dated and might be offensive or inappropriate for current standards. There are librarians involved in social justice work who seek to disband antiquated and offensive terms, but that is a work in progress.

"Keywords" evolve over time as research develops.

Originally, Ageism only referred to the elderly, now it includes age discrimination at all ages. 

Remember, when you find a good article, ebook, evideo or website, keep track of the 'keywords' used in the source, or author names and search using those terms too.  Different databases use different 'keywords' so rotating and trying different terms is important. 

Here are some possible keywords to try as you research Ageism: 

Ageism, aging, elderly, 'older adults', 'older people', 'challenges of aging', 'attitudes towards aging' and 'age discrimination'  


College Resources

SCF Statement of Non Discrimination

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, (941) 752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota no discrimina en base a sexo, embarazo, raza, religión, edad, origen nacional/origen étnico, color, estado civil, discapacidad, información genética o la orientación sexual en cualquiera de sus programas educativos, servicios y actividades, incluyendo la admisión y empleo. Dirija las consultas sobre las normas de no discriminación a: Equity Officer, (941) 752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207.


SCF Students:

Jaqueline McNeil
Bradenton Campus Bldg. 1 Rm. 105


Susanne Walters
Bradenton Campus Bldg. 1 Rm. 207



SCF Staff:

Dr. Shellie Feola 
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207; (941)752-5599