Drugs in the Music Industry

Drugs in the Music Industry


Research Question: Does the music industry overly glamorize and perpetuate the use of drugs and alcohol?

This topic will explore the use of drugs in the music industry. You will examine the industry at large and consider how music and musicians may perpetuate and glamorize the use of drugs and alcohol in popular culture.  

Step 1: Locate and read two background articles

Find the following encyclopedia article by following the path provided:

"Drug and Alcohol Use."  In Rock 'n' Roll Wisdom: What Psychologically Astute Lyrics Teach About Life and Love. p.62-68.

  • UA Library Homepage> Library Catalog
  • In the search box type “rock and roll and drugs”
  • Use the Limit to drop-down arrow and select “View Electronic Resources”
  • Then click Submit
  • On the search results page, click on the title “Rock 'n' roll wisdom [electronic resource]: what psychologically astute lyrics teach about life and love" by Barry A. Farber
  • Select “find on the WEB”
  • Click the + next to PART III ON SEX, DRUGS, AND MONEY
  • Select Chapter 9: “Drug and Alcohol Use”
  • Read the article

Access and read  the following article from the Guardian: Chemical Bonds

Step 2: Analyze Articles: 

Print the Article Analysis form. You will complete this as you read the following articles:

Access Academic Search Complete:
Go to the UA Library homepage at www.library.arizona.edu Click Search & Find > Articles & Databases > Academic Search Complete

Article 1

  • In the keyword search box type in music and drugs and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled " Assessment of Club Patrons’ Alcohol and Drug Use: The Use of Biological Markers” by Miller et al.
  • Click Linked Full Text to read the full article.

Article 2

To access PsycINFO, go to the UA Library homepage at www.library.arizona.edu Click Search & Find > Articles & Databases > Find Databases by TITLE > P > PsycINFO

  • In the keyword search box type in "music and drugs" and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled "Music increases alcohol consumption rate in young females". By Stafford and Dodd
  • Read the article.

Step 3: Select and evaluate websites

These tutorials will help you identify a set of criteria for assessing a web source’s credibility.

Step 4: Search for more articles

Step 5: Use specialized databases and locate articles when you have a citation

Step 6: Cite your sources

Citation Guide

 

Last modified: January 15, 2014