Welcome to the DCTC Library's Dental Assistant subject guide. On this page you will find general information about the Library and helpful career and exam preparation resources.
The 2nd page has information about the resources in our library and how to find them using our catalog.
The 3rd page is a gateway to the Library's best online resources and web sites for the Dental Assistant program, including some tutorials for these resources.
Let's get started!
LearningExpress Library is an outstanding resource for academic and career development with hundreds of online tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks.
The Career Preparation center includes an ebook and two practice tests to help you prepare for the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exams. You'll also find ebooks to help you with your job search, interviewing, networking, and workplace skills.
In the Library
Use our catalog, OneSearch, to find the books and videos on our shelves, plus ebooks and streaming videos.
The best way to begin your search is to enter one or two keywords on your topic. To narrow your results, use the Modify My Results options on the left side of the screen. You can also click on a relevant title and click on one of its subject headings to focus your search on that particular topic.
Please ask a librarian if you need help locating anything you find in our catalog.
If we don't have the book, video, or article you're looking for, you can request it via interlibrary loan (ILL) and it will come to you. It's easy! E-mail email@example.com to let us know what you're looking for and we'll do the rest.
We have lots of books and videos about dentistry and dental assisting in our collection. If you like to browse, most of these are shelved in the RK call number range. Ask a librarian if you need help finding anything.
Here are just a few of our books about dentistry and dental assisting:
Behind the circulation desk we have our Course Resources collection. These are books and videos that instructors have asked us to reserve for certain classes. Books for Dental Assistant courses include Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, Practice Management for the Dental Team, and Body Structures and Functions. Books on reserve must be used in the Library, except with permission from your instructor to check them out overnight. Ask a librarian if you're looking for one of these.
Reference books and online resources like Access Science, Britannica Academic, Gale eBooks, and Salem Online are great for improving your background knowledge on almost any topic. These resources also provide images and videos, which you can use to liven up your papers and presentations.
Access Science has articles and videos on topics in dentistry.
Our Salem Health collection also covers topics in dentistry.
The Dental Assistant
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health
Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health offers more than 10 million full-text articles, many of which are only cited in CINAHL. Coverage includes dentistry.
There are millions of full-text articles in our EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest databases. The best way to begin your search is to enter one or two keywords on your topic. Each database is different, but there will be ways to limit and focus your results so that you find the most relevant and useful articles available.
Our EBSCO databases are an excellent place to start your search for magazine and journal articles. One of these databases, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, offers full-text articles from more than 370 nursing and allied health journals, including journals related to dentistry.
Please visit the Library or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our online resources or if you'd like help finding articles on your topic.
Selected EBSCO ebooks
Here are just a few of the ebooks about dentistry you'll find in our EBSCO eBook Collection:
Communication Skills for Dental Health Care Providers
Lance Brenden Young, 2015
Evidence-Based Dentistry for the Dental Hygienist
Julie Frantsve-Hawley, 2014
Essentials of Dental Caries, 4th ed.
Edwina Kidd, 2016