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History - Drugs & Alcohol: Reference - Background Information

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

Resources to learn more about a topic

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

Another resource for learning more about a topic is the Gale Virtual Reference Library.  It is a collection of full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.  Additional helpful online reference resources include:

Library Hours & Access Information

Digital Humanities Librarian & Academic Liaison to History

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Jennifer Hootman
William T. Young Library, 1-15
500 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0456
(859) 218-2284
Subjects: History