Inadequate Sleep, Common Knowledge, and Doris Day

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Welcome back to This Week in Reference! Here are some of the more intriguing topics that our librarians helped students and faculty research recently.

  • Job retention for paramedics and EMTs
  • Corona beer bottle design
  • Technology and crime
  • Life Magazine issues from the 1950s
  • Ethics of organ donation
  • Depiction of crime and punishment in films of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s
  • Definition of “common knowledge” when citing sources
  • Racism and cyberbullying
  • Challenges of universal healthcare 
  • Successes and failures of Elon Musk 
  • Health effects of inadequate sleep 
  • Doris Day obituary

Here’s an in-depth look at a question we answered:


How can I find scholarly articles about the effect poor sleep has on a person’s health?


Let’s start with the Health Sciences Research Guide. You can access this directly through the library website by clicking Research Guides > Health & Medicine > Health Sciences guide. 

Choose Academic Search Complete. It is one of the article databases listed on the guide.

Here’s an example of how to search Academic Search Complete using the search boxes at the top of the page. 

Box 1:

sleep quality or poor sleep or sleep 

Box 2: 

health effects or illness 

You also have some options to specify the type of articles you prefer. After you’ve done a search, look for the “Limit To” options on the left side of the page.

To limit to scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles only, select “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals”.

To limit to recent articles only, select any date range.

Happy Researching!

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