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NIAAA Spectrum: SALIS "Digs" Project Makes NIAAA Monographs and Other References Widely Available


The Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS), in partnership with NIAAA and a nonprofit digital library called the Internet Archive (IA), are working to digitize the literature of the alcohol-and-other-drugs field that is not already available online—specifically, books and government documents.

To date, this digitization (or “Digs”) project has posted 758 items, ranging from the basic to social sciences and including academic, popular press, and historical and biographical documents. All 37 NIAAA monographs that were published between 1982 and 2002 will be available in this library.

Currently, it is possible to search for items by title, author, subject, or date. Eventually, the content of all materials will be fully searchable as well. These digitized books and documents can be “checked out” for 2 weeks at no cost and are automatically returned to the system at the end of the borrowing period.

To access this valuable repository of information, please visit the SALIS Collection at, and if you have questions, please contact

Reprinted from the NIAAA Spectrum, Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2016.

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