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Dental Hygiene Guide

MP900185147[1].jpgThis guide is a starting point for locating Dental Hygiene books, videos, journal articles, CEUs, images and credible websites.

The menu on the right will help you research, locate, evaluate and cite resources.

Ask Your Health Science Librarian

Do you need help finding information on a specific topic? In addition to using our face-to-face, online and phone Ask A Librarian options, you may call or email me to set up an appointment or to explain what you need (I can often help you via email). Please remember that while I can assist you in finding information and can educate you about locating and citing quality health resources, I cannot diagnose or recommend treatment for specific conditions or diseases. I also cannot interpret assignments--ask your instructor! I will always refer specific medical and assignment-related questions back to your health care provider or instructor. Your questions will be kept in confidence and your privacy will be respected.

For an overview of Library resources and services available to the students and faculty of the Dental Hygiene program, see the 2018 Dental Hygiene Library Accreditation Report attached below.

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Citing Your Sources

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Debra's APA Citation Tips

You are responsible for learning and using the APA style guidelines when formatting your paper and citing your resources. There are many resources available to assist you with APA, so be proactive and seek the help that best fits your needs.

Are you struggling with APA style because you lack the computer (word processing) skills to create margins, annotations, block indents, headings, or double spacing? Check out the short, FREE, highly-visual computer tutorials available from GCFlearnfree.org
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  • The site includes computer basics and software tutorials on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and OpenOffice.org as well as social media
  • Tutorials on most versions of Office are available
  • Quickly access step-by-step directions, screen shots and short video-clips of how to perform various software functions
  • Remember that your basic formatting questions can be answered by the Library’s Computer Support Print Services staff as well as Reference staff

Think about APA style requirements and gather citation information while you research.Don't wait until the end of the writing process to do your citations. A large amount of student stress arises from having to back track and relocate images and resources in order to acquire citation details. I recommend that you do one or more of the following:

  1. Use the COD Library APA Citing Sources pages: https://cod.libguides.com/citing/apa
    • It contains examples of how to cite images including diagnostic images
    • An annotated bibliography may be required as a part of your coursework
    • If required, annotated bibliographies should be double-spaced
    • Content of annotations varies dependent upon assignment and instructor preference. For example, many COD instructors require that in 3-5 sentences you explain two things in your annotated bibliography: 1.) the reasons why you think the source is credible (see Debra's evaluating sources guide) and 2.) how this resource fits into your final project (it has has overview information, it provides treatment options, etc). APA does not specify the content of annotations so be sure to check with your instructor about what should be included.
    • The formatting of annotations can vary. Some guides suggest that annotations should be block indented five spaces, other guides recommend block indenting five spaces plus two (for a total of seven spaces). NoodleBib annotations use the seven space block indent format. Check with your instructor for preferred formatting.
  2. Participate in a free APA workshop sponsored by the Library for hands-on practice and assistance: http://library.codlibrary.org/sos
  3. Get a writing handbook or an APA style guide like these examples (remember that there are many more resources available in the COD Library or online):
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      • Little Brown Handbook
        • Ready Reference, General: PE1112 .L58  2010 
      • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6TH ed.)
        • General & Reference: BF76.7 .P83 2010
  4. Make an appointment with the Learning Commons' Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) area. Check out their APA paper template and writing guides

  5. Utilize the citation tool, NoodleTools (linked from the COD Library Citing Sources page). NoodleTools provides integrated online tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.

Dental Hygiene Books, Videos & Models

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Books, Videos & Models

Use the Library catalog to search the COD Library's collection of books, videos, e-books, models, and streaming media. Use your COD Library card to check these items out or access them online.

If the COD Library doesn't have the items that you need, faculty and students can borrow the book from participating I-Share Libraries. If neither COD nor any of the I-Share libraries own the book that you need, COD's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is free for library card holders.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are current, well indexed, organized, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information and additional resources. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Unless a reference work is in an electronic format such as an e-book, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need because print reference books remain in the Library.

Sample Reference Materials:
Gale Encyclopedia entries found in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (full-text, online encyclopedias)
Stedman's Dental Dictionary: Illustrated REF RK27 .S744

Search Strategies

Call Number Ranges

Use these call numbers to browse the General and Reference Collection shelves.

RK Dentistry
RK 60.7 - 60.8 Preventative
RK 280 Oral and Dental Anatomy and Physiology
RK 301 - 493 Oral and Dental Medicine, Pathology, and
Disease

Keyword Searches

Do a keyword search of the Library catalog using words that are specific to your topic. Try using specific keywords, such as proper names, combining several keywords, or using keyword phrases. For example:

  • (anesthe* OR anaesthe*) AND dental
  • blood type AND diet
  • Robert Atkins
  • paleo diet
  • OSHA AND dent*
  • emergencies AND "dental office*"
  • For more tips on creating keyword searches, see the Journal Articles section of this guide

Subject Searches

Do a subject search of the Library catalog using some of the subject headings listed below:

  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Hygienists 
  • Dental Ethics
  • Mouth Diseases
  • Nutrition and Dental Health
  • Periodontics
  • Reducing Diets
  • Teeth

Anatomical Models

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Anatomical Models (HTML link) (and nutrition models) are available at the main Library circulation desk.

Dental Hygiene Journals

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Journal Articles

The Library provides access to many online article databases that will help you locate journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. You can search by keyword, subject, author and title.

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

Newspaper Databases
Includes Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and more

Databases by Subject
Choose an database according to your subject of interest.

  • Begin your research in the Health and Medicine Databases
    • Each database contains different resources (journals, e-books, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.) Run your search in several databases. Read the database descriptions to locate databases most relevant to your search.

    Database (and Library catalog) Advanced Search Tips

    • Use the features of the database (print, navigation) before going up to the Explorer bar and using the back or print buttons
    • For keyword searching, use the advanced search feature so that you can use multiple terms and set limits (date range, peer-reviewed, full text, etc)
    • Remember that databases require you to spell correctly
    • To limit your search results to journals with editorial boards (or some type of review process by health professionals) look under the “limit” section of the initial search page. Select the option to limit to peer reviewed (some databases also call them refereed publications). Refereed publications and peer reviewed are synonyms for board-reviewed or scholarly journals. Don’t forget to set your date limits too!
    • When creating your search strategy, take a moment to write down your key words and any synonyms (alternative words meaning the same thing) that might be used. Also think about how you connect your key words together.
      • Connect different concepts with the word AND indicating that you want both concepts to appear in each retrieved article.
      • Connect variations (different words could be used for the same thing) with OR indicating that at least one variation should occur in the articles retrieved.
      • Put parentheses around actions that you want to be done first (just like you may have done in an algebra class).
      • Here are some examples of synonyms and “nesting” (using parentheses):
      • dental AND (caries OR cavities)
      • (radiogr* OR xray* OR x-ray* OR diag* imag*)
      • Put the key concepts together like this example:
        dental AND (caries OR cavities) AND (radiogr* OR xray* OR x-ray* OR diag* imag*)
    • capitalize connecting words (AND, OR) to let the database know that you are giving a command not just listing a word to be found
    • Use an asterisk (*) to find all possible endings. For example, imag* finds image, images, imagery, imaging

Dental Hygiene Websites

thumb_toothpaste.JPGBelow are some helpful Dental Hygiene-related Web Sites. The College of DuPage and the COD Library do not create or control any of these resources, and they will not be held responsible for misuse of information or any adverse effects of recommendations stated in these resources. Health Information should always be discussed with your health care provider, who can interpret it for you and apply it to your individual case.

Accreditation

Commission on Dental Accreditation (Part of the American Dental Association)

Associations

American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

American Association of Orthodontics

American Dental Assistants Association

American Dental Association*
*includes a wide-range of educational resources for health consumers.

American Dental Education Association

American Dental Hygienists’ Association*
*includes educational resources for health consumers including kids

Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association (IDHA)

National Association of Dental Laboratories

National Dental Association

Dental Continuing Education Sites

ADHA Continuing Education

Dental Continuing Education from dentalcare.com

Hygienetown

Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association (IDHA)

Inside Dental Hygiene

Dental Academy of Continuing Education

Dental Employment Sites

ADHA Career Center

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Current Dental Hygienists Occupational Employment and Wages

Illinois Career Information System:
From home, login as a guest by choosing town name from a dropdown list, add zip code
Search for Dental Hygienists under Occupations
The wages section includes data for specific Illinois counties

COD Library's Chicago Area Job Sites (Scroll down to view)

Dentalworkers.com

U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Outlook Handbook: Dental Hygienists

Dental Health Sites for Patients (Consumers)

Academy of General Dentistry: Know Your Teeth

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

CDC Oral Health Resources

Dental Image Sites

DermNet NZ: Mouth Problems
Covers skin conditions of the mouth (oral mucosa, including lips, gums and tongue).

Oral Pathology Review Images (VCU Libraries Digital Collections)

OPRM Atlas of Oral Pathology - University of Iowa College of Dentistry

Nutrition

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
With over 100,000 members, the Academy is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics : Home Food Safety
Food safety tips for consumers (some resources are available in Spanish)

COD Library's Nutrition Research Guide
Nutrition-related resources (print, electronic and Internet resources) from the College of Dupage Library's Natural Science Librarian

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) fact sheets
Provides "a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. ODS has fact sheets in two versions—Health Professional and Consumer. Both versions provide the same types of information but vary in the level of detail. Consumer [fact sheets] are now available in Spanish."

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
Delivers credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers.

MEDLINEplus National Library of Medicine
Search for nutrition-related health topics such as: calcium; child nutrition; cholesterol; dietary fats; dietary fiber; eating disorders; food labeling; infant and toddler nutrition; nutrition for seniors; nutritional support; obesity; vegetarianism; vitamins and minerals; weight loss and dieting; and food, nutrition and metabolism

Nutrition.gov
A gateway to the U.S. government offices' information on nutrition, healthy eating, and physical activity

USDA Food Composition Databases
Use the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference to "find nutrient information on nearly 8,000 foods using this search page. You can now search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items."

World Health Organization (WHO): Nutrition
Provides information on the numerous nutrition activities supervised by WHO including: growth assessment and surveillance, nutrition in development and crisis, country-focused nutrition policies and programs, and reduction of micronutrient malnutrition

Dental Hygiene Guide

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This guide is a starting point for locating Dental Hygiene books, videos, journal articles, CEUs, images and credible websites.

The tabs below and menus on the right will help you research, locate and cite resources.

  1. Books, Videos & Models
  2. Journal Articles

Books, Videos & Models

Use the Library catalog to search the COD Library's collection of books, videos, e-books, models, and streaming media. Use your COD Library card to check these items out or access them online.

If the COD Library doesn't have the items that you need, try searching in WorldCat. COD's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is free for library card holders.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are current, well indexed, organized, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information and additional resources. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Unless a reference work is in an electronic format such as an e-book, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need because print reference books remain in the Library.

Recommended health science resources found in the C.O.D. Library reference collection--including links to full-text, ONLINE reference books.

Search Strategies

Call Number Ranges

Use these call numbers to browse the General and Reference Collection shelves.

RK Dentistry
RK 60.7 - 60.8 Preventative
RK 280 Oral and Dental Anatomy and Physiology
RK 301 - 493 Oral and Dental Medicine, Pathology, and
Disease

Keyword Searches

Do a keyword search of the Library catalog using words that are specific to your topic. Try using specific keywords, such as proper names, combining several keywords, or using keyword phrases. For example:

  • (anesthe* OR anaesthe*) AND dental
  • Robert Atkins
  • OSHA AND dent*
  • emergencies AND "dental office*"
  • For more tips on creating keyword searches, see the Journal Articles section of this guide

Subject Searches

Do a subject search of the Library catalog using some of the subject headings listed below:

Anatomical Models

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Anatomical models are available at the Library circulation desk.

Journal Articles

The Library provides access to many online article databases that will help you locate journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. You can search by keyword, subject, author and title.

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

Newspaper Databases
Includes Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and more

Databases by Subject
Choose an database according to your subject of interest.

  • Begin your research in the Health Research Databases
    • Each database contains different resources (journals, e-books, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets) so be sure to run your search in multiple databases. Read the database descriptions to locate databases most relevant to your search.

    Database (and Library catalog) Advanced Search Tips

    • Use the features of the database (print, navigation) before going up to the Explorer bar and using the back or print buttons
    • For keyword searching, use the advanced search feature so that you can use multiple terms and set limits (date range, peer-reviewed, full text, etc)
    • Remember that databases require you to spell correctly
    • To limit your search results to journals with editorial boards (or some type of review process by health professionals) look under the “limit” section of the initial search page. Select the option to limit to peer reviewed (some databases also call them refereed publications). Refereed publications and peer reviewed are synonyms for board-reviewed or scholarly journals. Don’t forget to set your date limits too!
    • When creating your search strategy, take a moment to write down your key words and any synonyms (alternative words meaning the same thing) that might be used. Also think about how you connect your key words together.
      • Connect different concepts with the word AND indicating that you want both concepts to appear in each retrieved article.
      • Connect variations (different words could be used for the same thing) with OR indicating that at least one variation should occur in the articles retrieved.
      • Put parentheses around actions that you want to be done first (just like you may have done in an algebra class).
      • Here are some examples of synonyms and “nesting” (using parentheses):
      • dental AND (caries OR cavities)
      • (radiogr* OR xray* OR x-ray* OR diag* imag*)
      • Put the key concepts together like this example:
        dental AND (caries OR cavities) AND (radiogr* OR xray* OR x-ray* OR diag* imag*)
    • capitalize connecting words (AND, OR) to let the database know that you are giving a command not just listing a word to be found
    • Use an asterisk (*) to find all possible endings. For example, imag* finds image, images, imagery, imaging

    For frequently asked questions about journal articles:

    http://www.cod.edu/library/research/faq/articles.htm

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