Answered By: Gail Hollander
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015     Views: 22

Please go to the library homepage and click the databases tab.  then click "P", and from the list that pops up, click on Proquest Psychology Journals.

When you get into the database, use the Advanced Search section.  Put check marks next to "full text" "peer-reviewed" and "scholarly journals."  In the date area, select "last three years" from the drop down.  Enter your term "insomnia" on the first search box.  Insomnia is a very broad term; you should consider narrowing your topic by combining insomnia with either a certain age group, e.g. "female adoloescents" or "middle-age men" for example.  This will reduce your number of results. Middle aged men as the narrowing term still results in over 400 results.

When you scroll through your results, click on the titles that seem interesting to you.  In order to ensure that you have found actual reserach experiemental studies, the article must have a METHOD section.  Scroll through the article to make certain the article you choose has the METHOD section; this will ensure that you have found a primary research study.