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July 13, 2018
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s digital library offers free access to over 1 million resources including reports, e-books, full text journal articles and more. We sat down with our eLibrarian to learn more about the collection and how it can be accessed.1
Yes, we do!
We’re home to ADF SEARCH, Australia’s only specialist library focusing on Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). Our collection is almost entirely digital, but we did take on a lot of rare or special material from the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) after they were defunded in 2013. If you’re particularly interested in anything from the ADCA collection, you can email me.
Afraid not, but I will post them out to you, free of charge.
We have full text access to a wide range of journals, including:
At the ADF library, you can find published reports, evaluations and other grey literature in the areas of alcohol and other drugs, prevention, harm reduction and public health. We also have eBooks, as well as a collection of DVDs.
By joining the library, you get full text access to journal articles and to request books and other resources.
If we don’t have what you’re looking for, let me know and I shall do my best to find it.
The ADF library is based in Melbourne. It exists to support evidence-based policy and content creation in the organisation, and to support our role as the information arm of Victoria’s Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS).
You can also request literature searches. This is where you get the ADF librarian to compile a list of sources about the topic of your choice. I’ll work with you to define your research question, put up some filters around it (do you want Australian only resources, or an international scope?) and provide you with a curated set of resources to help in your work. Some of the topics I’ve worked on include:
Literature searches usually take 14 days to complete and leave you with up to 20 resources, as well as a summary of the contents.
So long as you’re based in Australia, absolutely. You can find the form to join up here. I’ll register your membership and email your login credentials to you.
No, but you do need to join if you want to access full text journal articles, get help with literature searches, or to borrow books or DVDs.