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Subject Directories Alcoholism/Substance Abuse
Google Directory: Addictions: Substance Abuse
Google Directory: Recreation: Drugs
Internet Public Library: Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco
MedlinePlus: Drug Abuse
MeL: Substance Abuse and Recovery
Open Directory: Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse: Alcohol
Yahoo! Health Directory: Substance Abuse

Library Subject Guides
Himmelfarb Health Science Library: Addictive Behaviors
Includes links general sites, directories and organizations

Rutgers University Libraries. Research Resources: Subject Research Guides: Alcohol Studies: Internet Resources
Includes online databases, federal clearinghouse, federal agencies, historical resources on alcohol, internet resources, finding aids, and tutorials,

University of Wisconsin-Stout. Library Learning Center. Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Provides Web sites and links to onlline directories, encyclopedias and dictionaries, pharmacology handbooks, and statistics.

BioMedWorld: Addiction & Substance Abuse Databases
Lists a number of databases on addiction and substance abuse as well as links to various types of resources, searchable databases, portals, statistics and more.

Expanded Academic ASAP (WMU University Libraries)
An index to a variety of scholarly journals in all academic disciplines as well as numerous news magazines and newspapers. Many include full-text. Coverage: 1980-present.

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students (WMU University Libraries)
"This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs..."

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior
(WMU University Libraries)
"Covers the range of topics related to addiction for researchers in grade six and above. Approximately 200 articles cover everything from binge drinking to the role of genetics in addictive behaviors. Also included are additional articles on media representation, drug use in schools, herbal supplements, and more."

Health and Wellness Resource Center (WMU University Libraries)
An index to articles as well as information from a variety of reference sources. Includes links to medical encyclopedias, a dictionary, drug and herb finder, health organization directory, and some newspapers. Coverage 1980-present. Updated daily.

InfoTrac Health Reference Center - Academic (WMU University Libraries)
Indexes articles with abstracts and selected full text from medical journals and other publications about medicine, nutrition, and related subjects. Coverage: 1980-present.

InfoTrac OneFile (WMU University Libraries)
Indexes news and periodical articles on a wide variety of topics. Millions of articles are full-text. Coverage: 1980-present.

MedlinePlus see: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, or Pregnancy and Substance Abuse and/or search the MEDLINE/PubMed link provided to search for additional information.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (WMU University Libraries)
Summarizes more than 170,000 publications, including Federal, State and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles and unpublished research on all aspects of criminal justice. Coverage: 1975 - present.

PubMed open access
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's interface for searching MEDLINE, the major index to medical research, from clinical medicine to cellular and biomolecular biology. Provides free citations and abstracts, but limited full text. Coverage: 1966 - present. Updated weekly.
Tips for using PubMed effectively are found in the NLM PubMed tutorial and UFL PubMed tutorial.

Wilson Select Plus (WMU University Libraries)
Index to full text articles in science, humanities, social sciences, education and business. The index includes records from: Readers' Guide Abstracts, Social Sciences Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, General Science Abstracts and Wilson Business Abstracts. Coverage: 1994 to the present. Updated weekly.

Government Resources
College Drinking
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute On Drug Abuse
NIDA for Teens (National Institute for Drug Abuse)
U.S. Department of Education. Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. SAMHSA. Office of Applied Studies
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Al - Anon/Alateen
Alcoholics Anonymous Science and Nature: Hot Topics
CESAR: Center for Substance Abuse Research. University of Maryland

Drug Abuse and Addiction Research:25 Years of Discovery to Advance the Health of the Public
Rand Corporation: Research Area: Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive

Audiovisual Resources
National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Multimedia.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information

Addictions & Life Page: Drug Related Street Terms/Slang Words
Street Drug Slang Dictionary

Books and Ebooks
To locate books on substance abuse search WestCat under Substance abuse, drug abuse alcoholism, etc. To locate electronic books try one of the following:
EntrezPubMed: Books
NCBI Bookshelf

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