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Cannabis Studies

Guide to researching health, cultural, legal aspects of cannabis or marijuana.

eBooks to Support Cannabis Studies

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Cannabis: Medical Aspects

In this book, we look

at the many aspects involved

with the medical use of cannabis.

The Science of Marijuana, 3rd Ed.

How it works and what
the hazards associated
with its use may be.

Cannabis As Medicine

Focuses on the science
of cannabis as an antioxidant
and anti-inflammatory

closeup of leaves on healthy, living marijuana plants

Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany

The natural origins and early

evolution of this famous plant,

highlighting its historic role in

the development of human societies.

closeup of healthy, living marijuana plants and flowers

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

A comprehensive review of

scientific evidence, health effects

and potential therapeutic benefits

of cannabis. 

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Handbook of Cannabis

The definitive, one-stop reference for

clinicians, pharmacologists, psychologists,

and psychiatrists and those working in

the field of public health.

Book/eBook Sources


  • Books are full length sources that can be on a topic by one or more authors, or anthologies, which contain several chapters/sections written by different authors that are often compiled by an editor.

What do they contain?

  • Chapters, sections, essays

How often are these sources published?

  • Once, annually, or every few years

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Finding Books

BookSearching for library resources goes better when you:

  • enter words for topics (keywords), authors, or titles, rather than questions.
  • use dropdown menus & checkboxes (limiters/facets) to zone in on exactly what kind of thing you want.
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How to Find Ebooks How to Find Print Books

To find ebooks:

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • Filter My Results navigation on left side of the page. Options selected: Available Online and Books (filters checked)On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available Online" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 


To find print books: 

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • "Filter My Results" options in OneSearch with the filters "available on campus" and "books" selected.On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available on Campus" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 

eBook Collections

The CCSF community has access to more than 242,000 ebooks and evideos via our O'Reilly and EBSCO eBook subscriptions. Want to learn more about using and finding ebooks for research? We have a video showing how to do just that.

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