University Of Maryland
CESAR: Center for Substance Abuse Research


The CESAR library provides information on all aspects of substance abuse. The library has information about drug use prevalence, emerging drugs, treatment and prevention issues, the relationship between drugs and crime, high-risk offenders, community anti-crime efforts, victims’ concerns, youth and drugs, drug policy, and the relationship between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. The library collection includes more than 11,000 research reports, books, government documents, journals, journal articles, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

The library’s key constituencies include Maryland State agencies, such as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, the State Police, and the Departments of Juvenile Services, Education, Health, and Mental Health, etc. CESAR’s librarians also respond to information requests from local law enforcement offices and health/drug treatment and prevention agencies, community and neighborhood groups, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, the University of Maryland community, other academic researchers and students, and the general public.

Contact the CESAR Library for more information about our collection, or to schedule an appointment to do assisted research with our library staff.