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Marijuana: Books | Articles | Video

Developed by Rutgers librarians with expertise in a variety of disciplines, this guide aims to help find resources on marijuana-related issues from Rutgers Libraries and beyond.

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Find eBooks

Start with QuickSearch on the Rutgers University Libraries home page

  • Enter your search term(s), you will get a list of results.
  • Use the left panel to narrow down to eBook.
  • Under ‘Resource Types” select Book.
  • Under “Limit to” select Available Online.
  • Select any title from the results list to view the complete details, including the link for online access.

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  • Search for a topic of interest in the QuickSearch searchbox
  • Check "Limit To" "Available Online" in the left panel
  • Filter by “Resource Type” in the left panel to “Video”
  • Once you have found a title, click on “View Online”
  • Log in with your NetID to watch the selected video

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Find Databases

HINT: There is no single database to search for such a complex topic. Although there is some overlap, each database has its unique coverage of scholarly journals. Please consider using several, choosing from a broad range.

On the Rutgers University Libraries homepage, select Databases under Resources.On the Indexes and databases page, you can browse by Subject or find a database by name, if you know what you are looking for.

Select from hundreds  of databases in the following disciplines. Read the description to learn about topics and coverage.

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The Language of Marijuana

Marijuana has many synonyms. Various databases might use different terms as subject headings (i.e., tags indicating the main topic of the article). For example, most medical databases will follow the MeSH (Medical Subject Heading), cannabis. Psychology databases may use cannabis or marijuana, business and social science databases prefer marijuana.

MeSH term: Cannabis

The plant genus in the Cannabaceae plant family, Urticales order, Hamamelidae subclass. The flowering tops are called many slang terms including pot, marijuana, hashish, bhang, and ganja. The stem is an important source of hemp fiber.

Synonyms

Hashish; Hashishs; Hemps; Hemp; Plant, Hemp; Hemp Plant; Marihuana; Marijuana; Plants, Hemp; Cannabi; Hemp Plants; Bhangs; Bhang; Cannabis indica; Cannabis sativa; Ganja; Ganjas

Related MeSH term: Marijuana Use

Synonyms: Marijuana-Related Disorder; Marijuana-Related Disorders; Disorders, Marijuana-Related; Marijuana Related Disorder; Disorder, Marijuana-Related; Marijuana Uses, Recreational; Use, Recreational

Related MeSH term: Cannabinoids

Source: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), National Library of Medicine

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