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PCN 19 (Gecox) - Addiction Research: Journal and Periodical Articles

Research Guide for Instructor Gecox's Spring 2017 Group Project

Periodicals: Scholarly/Peer Reviewed vs. Popular

Peer review is the process of submitting drafts of articles for critical assessment by experts in the field or discipline before articles are accepted for publication in scholarly journals.  The peer review process helps ensure the quality of informtion that is published in that field.

Scholarly Journals Vs. Popular Magazines: What are the Differences?

What Is a Peer-Reviewed Article? (CalPoly Library)

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Access online databases from home, using your W- ID & PIN!!!

Sample Search Terms

  • drug abuse
  • drug addiction
  • compulsive behavior
  • addicts
  • substance abuse
  • opioid abuse
  • heroin abuse
  • methamphetamine abuse
  • addiction AND family

Narrow your search by adding:

  • treatment
  • rehabilitation
  • recovery
  • prevention

Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers in the Library's Databases

To find articles published in magazines, journals, newspapers or other periodicals, you will need to use the library's online databases.  You are likely to find relevant information in these recommended online databases:

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