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Some users of The Gerontologist Online may find a consistency and reliability advantage in using a special private route to access the site. The Gerontologist Online has made arrangements with a provider which offers an alternate network route through a global network serving 105 cities in 47 countries, encompassing the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim. If you are experiencing trouble connecting to The Gerontologist Online please try the alternate route instead to see if it provides you with better service.

To use the alternate route, go to

NOTE: If you go to and notice that it changes to that means our system has automatically detected that you are using a very-high-speed research-network connection between Stanford University (where the The Gerontologist Online server is located) and your organization. This network is called "Internet2" (or "Abilene"). Our server automatically uses that very-high-speed path instead of

What is ? Using this URL should make inconsistent web service good and consistent. It will not make already good and consistent web service necessarily any better.

Tips to Improve Speed:

  • Look first at Abstracts, which usually arrive in about 1/10th the time of a full article, if you are not certain you want to see a full article. You can do this by clicking on the [Abstract] link in a table of contents or in a search result.
  • Increase the size of the cache that your browser uses to save items that it has already seen. This will avoid returning to the server to get a symbol or a button that has already been seen before. You can change this in "Preferences/Advanced/Cache--Disk Cache".
  • Change the "Page in cache..." (Mac) or "Document in cache..." (Windows) radio button in "Preferences/Advanced/Cache" to "Once per session". This will ensure a minimum number of inquiries to the server.
  • Upgrade to the latest version of your browser. Each new version appears to have noticeable speed improvements, perhaps on the order of 20%. How to make sure you have the most current version of your web browser

To return to the page you were just on, click your browser's "Back" button.

This Tip for Better Web Browsing is part of a set of tips that has been developed to help you use The Gerontologist Online faster, better and easier.

A complete set of Tips is available. To let us know if this Tip was helpful to you, or to send suggestions for other tips, please send us Feedback.

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