Use this guide to quickly find reputable sources and save time on your research! Contact your subject librarian or the reference librarians if you need more help. For an overview of how to research efficiently, see Steps of the Research Process.
Dental Assisting Videos Online
Videos from University of Florida
Topics include instruments, anesthesia, exposure control, and more.
Medline Plus Videos and Cool Tools Videos and interactive tutorials from the National Library of Medicine.
Videos from the American Dental Association
Brief, one-minute videos on topics like baby bottle tooth decay and dental history.
Finding Materials in the Library
Search CityCat to find books, e-books, disks and more. There are many ways to search, such as Title, Author and Keyword.
Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Here are some relevant subjects and their call numbers:
Dentistry RK 1-715
Dental Anatomy QM 311 & 535
Dental Emergencies RC 86.7 & 86.8
Reference books are great for short overviews and background information. There are also reference resources in our database section.
Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 4th ed. / Bartolomucci Boyd, L.
St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, c2012. Rosenberg Reference RK681 .B375
Mosby's Dental Drug Reference, 10th ed.
St. Louis MO: Elsevier Mosby, 2012. Rosenberg Reference RK701 .M67
Spanish Terminology for the Dental Team = Terminología en español para el equipo dental, 2nd ed.
St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2011. Rosenberg Reference RK27 .S67
Stedman's Dental Dictionary: Illustrated, 2nd ed.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 2012. Rosenberg Reference
Woelfel's Dental Anatomy, 8th ed. / Scheid, R. & Weiss, G.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, c2012. Rosenberg Reference QM311 .W64
Use databases for specialized and the most up-to-date information, especially academic (scholarly) sources that are not available for free on the Web. See the Articles & Databases page for a full list of databases available.
Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO) Complementary and alternative medicine including traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic, and other holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
CINAHL Plus with Fulltext An EBSCO database of the well-respected CINAHL -- Comprehensive Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Use Basic or Advanced Search, or use CINAHL subject headings to find information by health condition, system of the body and treatment, and more.
Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale) Provides trusted medical reference materials for consumers and students. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos. Content from 1980 -
Health Reference Center Academic (Gale) A collection of databases from Gale that provide access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, as well as personal health information resources. Content from 1980-
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition An EBSCO database for the medical field. Excellent source for peer-reviewed articles. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which has over a thousand generic drug patient education sheets.
Use websites for government information, statistics and current events. It's very important to carefully evaluate websites for accuracy, currency, bias and credibility.
CDC's Division of Oral Health "works to improve the nation's oral health" by promoting public health information and programs, promoting disease monitoring and infection control, and "contributing to the scientific knowledge base."
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research One of the National Institutes of Health, so it's an international resource for current information. Resources include health information for consumers and healthcare providers, statistics, and videos.
American Academy of Periodiontology repository of clinical and scientific papers.
Evidence-Based Practice and Evaluating Sources
Tutorial on Evaluating Health Information on the Web from the National Library of Medicine.
Evidentista Resources from the Pan-American Association for Evidence-Based Dentistry.
Healthy People 2020 - Oral Health "Science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans."
Dental Fear Central Dental Fear Central is a UK-based, volunteer-run website of resources for consumers and health professionals addressing fear of dental procedures.