Information Sources In Dentistry


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Slideshow of presentation given at Westmead Hospital, Sydney NSW Australia on 9th of August of 2007 on sources of dental information. Introduction to useful sources of information to postgrads who want to know what else can the Library provide besides Medline or PubMed

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Information Sources In Dentistry

  1. 1. Information sources in Dentistry Westmead hospital 9 th of August 2007 Jeremy Cullis Faculty Liaison Librarian (Dentistry) Dentistry Library University of Sydney Email: [email_address] Blog: http://
  2. 2. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>What else is out there for dental academics and students other than Medline or PubMed? </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental & oral health specific </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Reference tools & e-texts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Statistics – Population </li></ul><ul><li>Best source – Australian bureau of statistics </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QuickStats – summary of key census data relating to persons, families, and dwellings. Covers general topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Census data (2006) – Access to data tables </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Question: How would I find out how many children in the 5-9 year age group were residing in New South Wales in 2006? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: Go to the ABS site and search the 2006 census data </li></ul>
  5. 5. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Go to : </li></ul><ul><li>Select Census Data tab </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 2006 Census Tables </li></ul><ul><li>View Tables by Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Select Age by Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Select Location – enter New South Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Download the table (Excel format) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer = 431, 924 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Question: How would I find dental or oral health specific statistics? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: Check the Dental statistics page on the dentistry internet guide. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Search the Library Catalogue by keyword or subject </li></ul><ul><li>Go directly to the websites of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Institute of Health and Welfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the Dental Statistics page for more… </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Add colour to presentations - Check the </li></ul><ul><li>Images for teaching and learning in Dentistry page on the Dentistry Internet Guide. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains links to University of Sydney Images databases and other websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Images.MD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check the Library Image Databases page </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to allow for copyright. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Reference tools and E-texts </li></ul><ul><li>Good source of background information </li></ul><ul><li>Good in the clinical situation </li></ul><ul><li>MDConsult </li></ul><ul><li>“ Consists of more than 50 cross searchable full text medical reference books and more than 70 full text medical journals and clinics. Daily drug updates are also available on MDConsult as well as 6,500 customizable patient handouts and peer-reviewed clinical practice guidelines” </li></ul><ul><li>+ Provides a good overview of medical subjects </li></ul><ul><li>- Limited dental content </li></ul>
  10. 10. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Question: Gingivitis and mouthwashes </li></ul>
  11. 11. Information sources in dentistry [Image: MDConsult: Available: 4&search_type=Summary&etype=All&bbSortBy=hits Accessed 13/08/07]
  12. 12. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Reference tools and E-texts </li></ul><ul><li>Stat!Ref </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library consists of more than 20 cross searchable full text electronic resources in the areas of medicine, pharmacy and health sciences”. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Question: Gingivitis and mouthwashes </li></ul>
  14. 14. Information sources in dentistry [Image: Stat!Ref. Available: ? SessionID=A2D0B4KXQVCHAQIQ&UseStemming=&UseConcepts=&FilterType=&query=gingivitis%20and%20mouthwash&list= Access Date: 13/08/07
  15. 15. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Remember to keep up to date with news of these Resources with the: </li></ul><ul><li>Dentistry Library Blog </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  16. 16. Information sources in dentistry Image: Dentistrylibrary@Sydney, Available: Access date 13/08/07
  17. 17. Information sources in dentistry <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Cullis </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone 9351 8330 </li></ul>