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The databases should be your first stop for reliable, trustworthy, and accurate information. The databases contain full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and government reports. These are the sources that teachers want to see on your bibliographies.
Database: Ebsco Health Source Plus
Database: SIRS Researcher
Database: Gale Student Resources In Context
Where to start?
When looking up information on health related issues always be aware of the source of your information. Is the information coming from a site that might be sponsored by a pharmaceutical company? Is the site run by medical professionals? What is the general purpose of the site? The government sponsors a number of excellent health related sites that rely heavily on research data, reports, and analysis.
Books in McCulloch Library that may help you
From the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes on Health. A very good place to start . . .
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Also from the National Institutes on Health. This has everything you need for your research papers on Illicit drugs and drug abuse.
US Drug Enforcement Administration. Very good background information including statistics, trends, and legislative issues regarding illegal drugs.
A reliable website for general health information written and supported by doctors. However, do take note that the site is ad supported