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Navigating Access to Addictions Literature: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Experience

  • Nita Bryant
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Abstract

Treatment providers lacking access to university libraries and/or costly journals have greater access than ever before to the scientific literature in the field and to the companion gray literature that distills the science into practical information. Educational sources essential for understanding and engaging in evidence-based practice (EBP) are also increasingly available online free of charge. While this is clearly cause for celebration, awareness of these resources is low, and navigating this highly complex and disjointed literature terrain can be daunting without professional guidance. The intent of this chapter is to raise awareness of these complementary sources, demonstrate their scope and utility, and encourage their use.

Keywords

Harm Reduction Gray Literature Open Access Journal Motivational Incentive Needle Exchange Program 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic OutreachJames Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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