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Substance Abuse and Addiction: Reference Books

Finding Reference Books

Need Reference Books?

Reference Books provide scholarly background information and topic overviews.


On the Library homepage:

  1. Choose the BOOKS& MEDIA tab.
  2. Click on the MORE SEARCH OPTIONS  button.
  3. Type in a keyword, and then select "Reference Collection" from the LIMIT TO list.


General Reference = Level 1. These books are excellent sources of content information for lessons plans.

Curriculum Reference = Level 2. These books are guides to K-12 teaching resources and research.


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Why Use Reference?

Reference sources are helpful when beginning your research. They provide scholalry background information and topic overviews. They include subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and more.

Reference sources…

contain summative or introductory information on your topic.

help you narrow the focus of your topic.

assist with identification of keywords and related terms.

often include a list of other sources on the topic.

Reference Works