Resources for Students and the Media
Updated August 5, 1999
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Since The Sleep Well gets a lot of requests for help in writing school papers and from the media about certain studies, we are providing this page to assist you in researching your particular request. These are the resources we use to find information we want. So you will have to search for what you need, just like the rest of us. Follow the directions for use at each web site.
You may only be able to find an abstract on the desired paper. Ways to obtain the full text of a paper:
- Sometimes you can ask for a copy of the full paper from the researcher if he has an e-mail address (as in NAPS).
- You can search the online journals (if the journal is available online) and see if the whole text can be accessed (usually, you have to subscribe to the journal to get the full text).
- If you have a "Loansome Doc" account at one of the Universities, you may purchase the whole text (as in Grateful Med, Medline).
- Stanford's Lane Medical Library has OVID Online
- And of course there is the public library. With your abstract in hand, you can request the journal the paper was printed in and photocopy it at a minimal cost.
These are resources that catalog just sleep-related papers:
- The Sleep Home Pages has NAPS (New Abstracts and Papers in Sleep) -- NAPS has an archive of sleep and sleep-related papers for 1996 through the current year.
- The Sleep Home Pages BiblioSleep offers BEDS (Bibliographic Electronic Databases of Sleep) - BiblioSleep currently consists of all sleep and sleep-related papers from 1992 to the present. The Bibliographic Electronic Databases of Sleep (BEDS) now includes the five following databases: BiblioSleep, 10th, 11th and 12th Annual APSS Meeting Abstracts, and New Abstracts and Papers in Sleep, (NAPS) Current Week and Archives.
- Sleep, Dreams and Wakefulness (Michel Jouvet's page that include dozens of complete articles describing the mechanisms of sleep and dreams. In English and French) Search in the complete sleep bibliography database (43,000 references).
- Electroencephalography & Clinical Neurophysiology - ECCN 98 Abstracts from the 9th European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology
These resources catalog all medical papers:
Grateful Med -- Accesses the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Wonderful for finding studies on sleep disorders, etc. Internet Grateful Med (IGM) now searches MEDLINEŽ using the retrieval engine of NLM's PubMed system. The default MEDLINE search is 1966 to the present and includes PREMEDLINE. This version of IGM takes advantage of PubMed's ability to see related articles and link to the full text of participating online journals.
WebMedLit currently tracks 22 medical journals and provides easy acess to them. Search by keyword or browse through specific topics.
Newspapers & Magazines
- The Paperboy - Access to American papers and papers from around the world.
- The Magazine Guide - A site dedicated to providing easy access to the growing world of online magazines. We currently have links to over 900 online magazines!!
- Science Daily Online Magazine is a really good source - Your link to the latest research news.
LOOK HERE FOR LINKS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS IN SLEEP:
What is Sleep?
How much sleep do we need?
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
The Biological Clock and Circadian Rhythms
Sleep Deprivation/Sleep Debt
Treatment of Sleep Disorders
The Stages of Sleep
History of Sleep
Wake Up America: A National Sleep Alert/National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research
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