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Polysomnography Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, statistics, and other information on polsyomnography and the study of sleep medicine.

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

RA733-788 Personal health and hygiene

R855-855.5 Medical technology

R856-857 Biomedical engineering. Electronics. Instrumentation

RB37-56.5 Clinical pathology. Laboratory technique

RC530-552 Neuroses

RC666-701 Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system

RC705-779 Diseases of the respiratory system

Keywords to search: polysomnography, sleep science, names of specific sleep disorders (obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, etc.), sleep technology, sleep medicine, sleep physiology, names of specific procedures (electroencephalography, hypnogram, continuous positive airway pressure)

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications review 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.


Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.


For more information, try the Anatomy Subject Guide  or the Respiratory Therapy Subject Guide.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected resources from the Web:  

American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the only professional society that is dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.

American Academy of Sleep Technologists is the premier allied health membership association of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of sleep and wakefulness in all people. The AAST is the leading advocate for the sleep technology profession.

American Sleep Apnea Association is a support organization for patients with sleep apnea.

American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring is a professional organization supporting the development of the science of neurophysiological monitoring.

Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists is an independent, non-profit certification board that seeks to cultivate the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists by providing an internationally recognized credential.