Occupational Alcoholism: An Annotated Bibliography


218 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 0-88868-101-1




Reviewed by Dirk Leemans

Dirk Leemans, P.Eng., lived in Toronto.


Good annotated bibliographies are invaluable tools for researchers to unearth the existing information in a specific field of inquiry. Kurtz, Googins, and Howard have produced such a document for the interesting field of occupational alcoholism, with special consideration for employee assistance programs. The material is organized under 20 well-thought-out subject headings, with clear further cross-referencing. Every subject heading has a short introduction that clarifies its boundaries. The evaluation of the statistical studies gives a summary, the sample size, the research instrument, and the results of the study. Other references are evaluated succinctly but clearly. There are complete indexes by category and by author. There is, however, one major qualifier. It is not mentioned in the book what the sources are of this bibliography. I could not locate any references in a language other than English or more recent than 1981. It would have been useful had the authors identified the data bases they consulted for this project. This reservation notwithstanding, this annotated bibliography will be a useful tool for the researcher in the field of occupational alcoholism.



Kurtz, Norman R., Bradley Googins, and William Howard, “Occupational Alcoholism: An Annotated Bibliography,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/35475.