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Addiction Studies: Journals/Databases

This guide provides information and links about resources relevant to Addiction Studies in the ECU Library and other useful external resources

What is a Journal?

Academic Journals publish original research and commentary on recent developments in specific disciplines. Issues are published on a regular basis in a similar way to magazines.

Featured Journal

Drug and Alcohol Review

Drug and Alcohol Review is the official journal of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs (APSAD) focusing on alcohol, tobacco and drug problems.

It is published bi-monthly. Having a look at the latest articles, is a good starting point for an overview of your topic.

Key Databases

Citation Databases

Australian databases

Searching Tips

1. Find Synonyms (alternative keywords):

  • pediatrics OR children
  • teenagers OR adolescents

2. Use Truncation (putting * at the end of a word stem):

  • child* (child, children, childhood, children's)
  • adolesc* (adolescent, adolescence, adolescents) 

4. AND (joins concepts and narrows the search)

  • obesity AND children
  • stress AND (occupation OR job)

5. "...." (inverted commas) use for a phrase

  • "mental health"
  • "health promotion"