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History - Drugs & Alcohol: Books

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

Finding Print Books & E-Books

Subject Terms for Searching in InfoKat - Library Catalog

Examples of Subject Terms

Alcohol:


Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- History
Alcoholic beverage industry -- History
 
Alcohol -- Law and legislation -- United States
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States -- History -- 19th century
 
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Great Britain -- History
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Great Britain -- History
Alcoholic beverage industry -- Great Britain -- History
 
Alcoholism -- History

 

Chocolate:


Chocolate
Chocolate -- History
Chocolate -- Early works to 1800
Chocolate -- Health aspects
Chocolate -- Therapeutic use
Chocolate industry -- History
Chocolate industry -- Moral and ethical aspects
Chocolate -- France -- History
Cocoa
Cocoa trade -- History
Cocoa trade -- Social aspects

 

Coffee:


Coffee
Coffee -- History
Coffee industry -- History
Coffee -- Social aspects
Coffeehouses -- History
Coffee industry -- Social aspects -- Latin America
Coffee industry -- Social aspects -- Africa, East
Coffee -- Early works to 1800

 

Drugs:


Cocaine
Cocaine abuse
Cocaine -- History
 
Heroin
Heroin -- Physiological effect
Heroin -- Psychological aspects
Heroin abuse
Heroin abuse -- United States -- History
 
Marijuana abuse -- History
Marijuana -- Therapeutic use -- History
Marijuana -- History
 
Opium abuse -- History
Opium trade -- History
 
Mescaline -- History
Peyote -- History
 
Psychotropic drugs -- History
Hallucinogenic drugs -- History
Altered states of consciousness -- History
 
Drug control
Drug legalization -- United States
Drugs -- Law and legislation -- United States
Illicit Drugs -- history
Illicit Drugs -- legislation & jurisprudence
United States. Bureau of Narcotics -- History
Drug control -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Smuggling -- United States -- History
Drug Abuse -- History
Substance abuse

 

Sugar:


Sugar -- History
Sugar trade -- History
Sugar trade -- History -- 19th century

 

Tea:


Tea -- History
Tea trade -- History
Tea -- Social aspects -- History
Tea -- Early works to 1800
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- History

 

Tobacco:


Tobacco
Smoking -- History
Tobacco -- History
Tobacco -- Social aspects
Tobacco industry

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Serendipity through browsing the stacks

Often times you'll find relevant books on your topic just by simply browsing the stacks in the library.  

Try browsing some of these call number ranges in the library:

  • HF1040-1054 - Commodities. Commercial products
  • HF5482.6-5482.65 - Black market
  • HT851-1445 - Slavery
  • HV5001-5720.5 - Alcoholism. Intemperance. Temperance reform
  • HV5725-5770 - Tobacco habit
  • HV5800-5840 - Drug habits. Drug abuse
  • RC563-RC568 - Drug abuse.
  • TP500-660 - Fermentation industries. Beverages. Alcohol
  • TS2220-2283 - Tobacco industry
  • TX341-641 - Nutrition. Foods and food supply
  • TX950-953 - Taverns, barrooms, saloons

For more detailed call number information see:

Full Library of Congress Classification

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