Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Animal Sleep Behavior

Prof. Engle-Friedman's students are doing an assigment for their PSYCH 3054 The Psychology of Sleep class that involves observation of an animal of their choice at the Bronx Zoo and examination of scholarly research articles on that animal's sleep behavior. The databases, PsycARTICLES or PsycINFO, work for some species, but I have found that Science Direct and Wiley Interscience provide a better choice of articles as well as more current research. Aisha's Web Guide to Biology is a good place to find a list of other science databases.

1 comment:

Stephen Francoeur said...

I struggled (in vain) for half a day using databases we have access to find an answer for one of her students who wanted info on the sleep behavior of grizzly bears. Perhaps the professor should have limited the animals students can research. We just don't have enough science databases, let alone access to the journals indexed, to do justice to any animal the students pick.