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Hot Topics: Marijuana Legalization: Extending Your Research

Finding Scholarly Articles


Use our databases to find scholarly articles addressing marijuana's medical effects, effects on the economy,  sociological effects, and more. To learn more about searching for and citing sources, visit our guide Library Research 101: How to Get Started.

Pro Tips:

  • Check the "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" box to get academic articles
  • Change the sorting method so the newest articles appear first
  • Try variations on these keywords: medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, cannabis, drug abuse and marijuana, cannabinoids, substance abuse and marijuana


Finding Books and Government Documents

Search the library catalog for books and government documents about marijuana, its psychological and medical effects, and legislation. In addition to the books that we've suggested on each page, there are many books in our collection that address the many subtopics and issues associated with marijuana legalization. 

The links below are subject searches in URSUS (the online catalog).  Change the "System Sorted" drop-down box to "Newest First" to find the most recent publication.

If the book you want is not at Fogler Library, use the "Request" link to ask for it from another library - we'll quickly ship it here and you can check it out!


URSUS Catalog Search

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