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Drugs & Alcohol in History: Reference - Background Information

A special topic guide for researching drugs and alcohol from a historical perspective

Reference Books & E-Books

Often times using a reference book to begin your research can be the most helpful starting point to explore a topic or find some contextual information.  However, even if you have some knowledge of your topic, a reference book could be used to discover leads to more in-depth resources.

You can find general, subject-specific, or data-focused reference books like some of these below searching InfoKat Discovery

Here is a short sample list of reference e-books to get you started.

Reference Databases

Additional resources for learning more about a topic are reference databases which are searchable collections of full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, and other specialized reference sources.  Some reference databases include:

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