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Medical Journal Articles [Mar. 11th, 2010|05:49 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Anyone know if there are libraries in the area of Somerville, Cambridge, or Boston that carry medical journals and allow the public in to read & photocopy them?

I'd like to review a bunch of articles from Sleep Medicine Review, Human Neurobiology, The Journal of Sleep Research, plus a couple of others. Optimally, I'd like to photocopy certain articles in their entirety to take home and read.

(Yes, I've already determined that these journals do not have full articles available online; at least, not for less than $30/article or a subscription to the journal for $195-$265/year, which just happens to include online access to articles. I found a pile of OTHER journals that DO have articles online - many for free, at least one for $5/article - and I've bought/downloaded those articles.)

I've been searching PubMed for articles related to sleep, ADD, periodic limb movement disorder (AKA Restless Leg Syndrome, RLS), deep sleep deficiencies, hypersomnia, etc. trying to get a handle on whatever the fuck is wrong with me. What I normally do when reading a pile of research only slightly related is look for reference articles that might be more related or have a higher-level viewpoint on the problem. I have 8 articles to pore over already, but I'm tempted to look at a bunch of TOCs for the sleep journals I've found & see if anything rings my bells. Currently not so easy to do online.

P.S. I'm pretty sure melatonin gives me a raging headache, so please don't recommend it.

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[User Picture]From: istemi
2010-03-11 10:48 am (UTC)
She's tried a lot, detailed in older messages.
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[User Picture]From: istemi
2010-03-11 09:10 am (UTC)
The Boston Public Library site looks promising.


was the result of
* http://www.bpl.org
* select "electronic resources", 6th item on the brown horizontal menu bar
* select "Health & Biological Sciences" from subject dropdown

They use the phrase "full text" liberally, so I hope it'll have what you're looking for.

I love you, library!

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[User Picture]From: drwex
2010-03-11 03:31 pm (UTC)

I second the BPL

And as a bonus you know a librarian who works there and I'm certain she'd be happy to help you with your research. She's been a help to me in the past as well.
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2010-03-11 09:48 am (UTC)
Have you ever gone in for a sleep study? It might offer some clues? I can recommend my sleep Dr. although I think she's kind of a flake. Still, her assistant is very clueful and he mostly runs things. And the two sleep studies I did were incredibly helpful.
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[User Picture]From: istemi
2010-03-11 10:49 am (UTC)
Yes, she did. She posted about it earlier, though I can't remember the date.

Guess I've got my Save-KJC-From-Recapitulation hat on today.
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2010-03-12 12:33 am (UTC)
Full apologies. I've been a spotty reader lately.

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