Q. drug or heroin addiction

What resources are most helpful for researching addiction?


The library has many resources re addiction (drugs or video games or shopping, etc.).

Start by navigating to the Library Research guide (see the link below)

  • Start with books (there are ebooks available as well), and the encyclopedic databases Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) or Encyclopedia Britannica and gather some keywords and issues to focus on.  
  • Next, move into SIRS, Opposing Viewpoints or CQ Researcher, and look for evidentiary newspapers and substantive magazines/periodicals, 
  • Finally, you are ready for EBSCO or Academic One File: using a combination of your larger topic and combine it with an issue of your choice.  For example:  "heroin addiction" AND poverty.  Continue to add or refine your search with the vocabulary you have collected as you've researched.

Lastly come in and talk to a librarian: this is a VERY BIG TOPIC and we are experts are narrowing down and helping you to evaluate your content.


  • Last Updated Nov 27, 2017
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  • Answered By Karrie Bullock

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