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HL 485: Drug Use and Abuse
Professor Breanne Carlson

Library Resource Guide

Google Scholar
Search for scholarly literature including peer-reviewed papers, technical reports, and books. Look for the "Full-Text @ NMU" link to obtain an electronic copy of the article or the "Locate a print copy @ NMU" to see if the library has the item in our print collection. Google Scholar is also a great tool for finding other articles related to one's you already have. Search for the title of an article you have and click the "Cited by" link in the results list to see other articles related to this one.

PubMed
Index of journal articles covering biomedical research and the clinical sciences. Look for links to full-text or the Find It button in order to obtain copies of articles.


Other Useful Resources

USA.gov
The official government search portal.

CQ Researcher
A secondary source providing In-depth, non-biased reports on political and social issues. Each issue contains a Pro/Con section that might be useful for the Topic Related Debate/Discussion section.

Google Searching
You can limit searches in Google to specific domains (e.g. .gov or .edu). Inculde 'site:domain' along with your search terms, e.g. marijuana and site:gov to find information on marijuana from government web sites.


Citing Sources

APA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Consult the Manual in the library reference collection for sources not listed at this site. Reference Collection: BF 76.7 P83. If citing something on the web, see this chart if one of the key pieces of information is missing.

APA Captioning Tables & Figures
Examples of how to cite tables, illustrations, and other figures according to the APA style format.

Skeptical Ways of Knowing
Questions to ask when evaluating an information source. Also shows key parts of a citation.

Zotero
Zotero is a free plug-in for the Firefox web browser. Zotero will import citations from your searches and, with the use of the Word plug-in, automatically insert citations and create bibliographies. You can also manually enter citations into Zotero. For instructions on downloading Zotero along with links to various how-to videos see the Zotero Guide.


Further Assistance

If you need help with any of these resources you can ask for assistance at the Library's Reference Desk (227-2294 or live chat) or contact Mike Burgmeier (227-2187 or live chat), Reference Librarian.



Library Hours
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Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
Sun: CLOSED
For exceptions and full year hours