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Dentistry Guide

The resources listed in this guide are highly recommended for the study of dentistry.

Search Tips

Databases

For more databases on other topics (newspapers, business, social sciences, psychology), see the Library's A-Z databases page.

eBooks

Use the catalog to search our extensive eBook collections. 

Example Search:

This search will find books with the keywords Dentistry OR "Oral Health." Once you run your search, click on the 'MODIFY SEARCH' button at the top of your search results page. Then select 'MATERIAL TYPE' from the drop-down menu and select 'Online Books.'

Grey Literature

Google is a rich source for finding the grey literature. It is especially useful for those involved in global health initiatives or those working in underserved communities or low-resource communities.

TIP: modify your Google search to serarch only in specific domains, ie. .org, .gov, .edu. When you assign a specific domain to your search, it will eliminate any .com or other domains that would have less relevant information. 

EXAMPLE searches:

1. "caries prevention" site:.org

This search will pull up information and white papers on the topic from non-government organizations that work with specific populations or communities.

2. "dental materials" site:.gov

This search finds government information and resources. Restricting to this domain pulls up PubMed articles, similar to Google Scholar.

3. (dental or dentistry) curriculum "white paper" site:.edu

Limiting to the .edu domain is a good way to find sample curriculum or white papers written on dental education.