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Drugs & Society

This guide is suggested for students of CRJ 3850.

Background Research

Scholarly Journal Articles

  • Sociological Abstracts
    Indexes scholarly journals in the field of sociology.
    Try the following subjects: alcohol abuse, drinking behavior, females, males, college students, peers, adolescents and add additional keywords to further narrow the list of results.
    Use findit.gif to link to the full text and to request articles via interlibrary loan.
    Limit to Peer-Reviewed Journals.
    Generate APA style references with the Quick Bib feature.
    References to scholarly journal articles in APA style:
    Gray, M. K., & Brown, K. L. (2009). Drinking and drug use by college students: Comparing criminal justice majors and non-majors. Journal of Criminal Justice, 37(3), 234-240.
    Cross, J. E., Zimmerman, D., & O'Grady, M. A. (2009). Residence hall room type and alcohol use among college students living on campus. Environment & Behavior, 41(4), 583-603.
    Kenney, S. R., Hummer, J. F., & Labrie, J. W. (2010). An examination of prepartying and drinking game playing during high school and their impact on alcohol-related risk upon entrance into college. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(9), 999-1011.
  • ERIC
    Indexes scholarly journals and reports in the field of education.
    Try the following subjects: college students, drinking, and alcohol abuse and add keywords to further narrow your results.
  • PsycINFO
    Indexes scholarly journals in the field of psychology.
  • College Alcohol Study by the Harvard School of Public Health.
    The survey data from 1993, 1997, 1999, and 2001 are available in ICPSR.
    The Web site includes a bibliography of related publications.

Watch this short tutorial to learn the ins and outs of Sociological Abstracts:

Citing Your Sources

  • Documenting Source in APA Style
    Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker. Includes sample paper and list of cited reference in APA style.
    Sample APA style paper and list of cited references.
  • Export references in APA style for your cited reference list
    Check off all articles in which you are interested and click on Save, Print, Email. The QuickBib feature has a selection of styles available from which you can choose. APA is the most widely used style in the social sciences.


  • RefWorks
    Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.
    RefWorks includes the latest ASA style.

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