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USP Library Catalogue and Other Book Sources

The online catalogs are used to find books in the library. You can look for a book by title, author, subject, or keyword. 

Try searching the following sites using keywords to find books on your topic.

  • Laucala Campus Library Catalogue
    Use this link to go directly to the catalog to search collections at USP.
  • Ebook Central
    Ebook Central is a site that USP subscribes to that gives you access to online eBooks in dozens of subjects. Once you select a book, the search function of this site allows you to search within the eBook to immediately find information on your topic.
  • Online free books and journals
    Use this page to connect to online sites for free books that you can read online.

Some recent books from the Catalogue

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Drugged - Richard J. Miller
Call Number: RM 333 .5 .M55 2014
ISBN: 9780199957972
Publication Date: 2013-12-09

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Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity - Thomas F. Babor; Raul Caetano; Sally Casswell; Griffith Edwards; Norman Giesbrecht
Call Number: HV 5035 .A455 2010
ISBN: 9780199551149
Publication Date: 2010-05-02

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Alcohol Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults - Marc Galanter (Editor)
Call Number: HV 5135 .A5 2005
ISBN: 0306486253
Publication Date: 2005-01-27

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Marc A. Schuckit
Call Number: RC 564 .S33 2006
ISBN: 0387257322
Publication Date: 2005-12-09

From Drinking to Alcoholism - David Robinson
Call Number: HV 5450 .L65 R6
ISBN: 0471013579
Publication Date: 1976-03-01

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From Drug Addict to Role Model - Martin Bodker Fritzen
Call Number: HV 5805 .F75 F76 2014
ISBN: 9788771700039
Publication Date: 2014-12-16


Google Book Search

Ebook databases

Search through these databases to get access to Ebooks. After you have identified your keywords for your search, you can enter them into the search boxes in the following databases: 


Reference Books

These books are available in the reference collection for use in the library only:

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Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior - Pamela Korsmeyer; Henry R. Kranzler
Call Number: HV 5804 .E53 2009
ISBN: 9780028660646
Publication Date: 2008-11-19

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The Merck Index - Maryadele J. O'Neil (Editor)
Call Number: RS51
ISBN: 9781849736701
Publication Date: 2013-04-30

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The Oxford Handbook of Criminology - Mike Maguire (Editor); Rod Morgan (Editor); Robert Reiner (Editor)
Call Number: HV 6025 .O87 2007
ISBN: 9780199205431
Publication Date: 2007-05-31
Section on drugs, alcohol, and crime.


Searching Using Subject Headings

Subject Headings are assigned by the Library of Congress and may not be the same word you would use to describe your topic; if you're unsure of the subject heading for your topic, begin with a keyword search.


Some useful subject headings for Drug & Alcohol Research are:

Psychotropic Drugs

Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse

Drug Abuse and Crime



Alcoholism -- Government policy

Alcoholism -- Prevention

Youth -- Alcohol use

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