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Open Resources in Alcohol Studies

Popular Databases

The most commonly used medical databases, including articles related to alcohol and substance abuse. 

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches scholarly literature and includes peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, book citations, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a variety of content providers. Sources of material include academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and open access publishers. Some content is available in full text.

Google Scholar Search

Search Term Development

Use the following charts as examples to conceptualize your research question and develop your search strategies.

Specialized Databases

Below are a list of specialized databases focusing on alcohol and substance abuse research.

Popular vs. Scholarly Sources

For help determining which resources are scholarly, check out Rutgers University Libraries' helpful guide Popular Literature vs. Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Literature: What's the Difference? and the interactive tutorial What Makes a Journal Scholarly?

Better search results with AND & OR

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