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Illegal Drugs: Find articles

Sample Search Terms

  • illegal OR illicit drugs
  • drug abuse AND treatment
  • illegal drug trafficking
  • drug abuse AND women
  • drugs AND law
  • drug test AND work*
  • drug abuse AND crime

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Journals for this subject


American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Contemporary Drug Problems

Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy

Drugs and Society

New England Journal of Medicine

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Databases for this subject

Illegal drugs may be covered in databases related to criminal justice & law, education, health sciences, social sciences & psychology or general information:

Criminal Justice and Law 




Health Sciences


Social Sciences & Psychology


General Information


Grey Literature

What is the Grey Literature?

In general, grey literature publications are non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications.

They may include, but are not limited to the following types of materials:

  • reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, memoranda, state-of-the art reports, market research reports, etc.)
  • theses, conference proceedings
  • technical specifications and standards
  • non-commercial translations
  • bibliographies
  • technical and commercial documentation
  • official documents not published commercially (primarily government reports and documents

Source:  The New York Academy of Medicine,