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Open Alcohol Studies Resources: Getting Started

This virtual toolkit and research guide was created specifically for the needs of participants of seminars and certificate programs hosted at the Center of Alcohol Studies, as well as other guest users.


Welcome to the  Alcohol Studies Open Access Resources site.  This virtual toolkit and research guide was created specifically for the needs of participants of seminars and certificate programs hosted at the Center of Alcohol Studies, as well as other guest users. 

Please note that the Center of Alcohol Studies Library in the Brinkley and Adele Smithers Building was closed in December 2016. The collection is now available in the Library of Science and Medicine and the Annex. For information on access, please contact Rutgers University Libraries.

About the Alcohol Collection at Rutgers

The Alcohol Studies Collection at Rutgers comes from the Center of Alcohol Studies Library, which, until its closure in December 2016, used to maintain one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of books, media and other documents pertaining to the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of alcohol use and abuse.  All print resources are available in the Rutgers University Libraries.

While many of the electronic resources on substance abuse provided by Rutgers University Libraries can be only be accessed with a NetID, open-access resources are available to guest users.  

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Chat: There are librarians online 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. any day of the week.

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Research Guides: Our subject research guides will help you find a wealth of information on your topic

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Participants of CAS-hosted seminars and certificate programs, as well as other guest researchers, are allowed to use Rutgers Libraries as guests. Read more on Access, Borrowing, Hours and Directions, and more.

Alcohol Studies Librarian

Judit Ward's picture
Judit Ward
Library Contact for SEBS/NJAES
Liaison to the Center of Alcohol Studies
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


This LibGuide was developed at the Center of Alcohol Studies Library in 2015 by graduate assistants Will Haggis and Maria Ortiz-Myers  under the supervision of Judit H. Ward and William Bejarano. Updated in November 2017 by Judit H. Ward.

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