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    Frequently Asked Questions for Dental School Faculty


    Q: How do I find journals & journal articles?

    Answer: If you have a specific journal or journal article in mind, you can do one of the following:

    Go to Our Journals, put the name of the Journal in the Keyword search box, and click the "Begin Search" button. This tool will tell you whether the Library has the journal title and if we have an online version.

    If you are prompted for an id/password, and the link will identify the title as coming from a particular vendor. If you do not already have a personal id/pw for that vendor source, please contact the Library to get set up for an id/pw and/or call for assistance at 600-3240.

    If you do not have the full citation for the article, go to PubMed, click on "Single Citation Matcher" from PubMed’s sidebar, put in as much information as you know (author, volume, page, etc.) and click the "Go" button. From the results page, click on the author and the screen will expand to show you additional information including a "CPMC/UoP Full Text" icon if we have an online subscription to the title. Clicking on the icon should take you to the full text article online. If you have any trouble accessing any of our electronic journals, please call us for assistance at 600-3240.

    We can send you electronic copies of articles you have problems getting to directly. Additionally, we can copy and mail you articles not available online and if we do not own the journal we can obtain a copy from another library.

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    Q: How do I find articles on a specific subject?

    Answer: If you are looking for journal articles or research in a specific subject:

    Use Medline to find references on the topic – use PubMed or Ovid Medline.

    PubMed is available anywhere, anytime without id/pw. If you select "Abstract" from the Display pull down menu, you will see links to full text articles. If you see the "CPMC/UoP Full Text" icon, that indicates that the Library has the full text article online. If you have problems retrieving the full text, call the Library at 600-3240 and we'll email the article(s) to you. PubMed has many robust and user friendly features.

    Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source (DOSS) covers all areas of dentistry: dental public health, endodontics, facial pain & surgery, odontology, oral & maxillofacial pathology/surgery/radiology, orthodontology, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics. DOSS contains dental journals and books and white papers. The database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost. You can ask the Library for remote access by personal id/pw.

    Other research sources are listed in our list of research databases.

    Ask the Reference Staff at the Library to do a literature search for you. You can call us at 600-3240 or email cpmclib@sutterhealth.org or contact the individual reference staff members (Anne Shew, Tilly Roche, Kathy Kimber) directly.

    Remote Access
    Call the Library at 600-3240 for assistance and/or personal id/pw access to full text journals from various vendors.

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    Q: How do I search for books & other materials in the Library?

    Answer: Our Books Online access over 100 electronic fulltexts, including a titles in Dentistry.

    Our online book catalog lists our collection of books in General and Operative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, and the DVDs/Videos.
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    Q: Where do I find consumer oriented or drug information?

    Answer: If you need patient oriented information try MedlinePlus.

    Use LexiComp drug reference databases. These include links to patient handouts written in simple language, drug pictures to identify drugs, and drug interaction information. Ask the Dental School IT for your LexiComp id/pw.
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    Q: How does online access work?

    Answer: From the UOP Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry: There is direct access to many, but not all, of the Library's online materials. Call the library at 600-3240 and ask the staff to email you articles that you have problems getting to directly.

    Remote or Off-Campus Access is possible for many online dental materials. If you need an personal remote id/pw, contact the Library.

    Access from the Health Sciences Library building at 2395 Sacramento is seamless and direct for most online materials. Ask the staff for assistance.

    University of the Pacific Stockton Campus eJournals, Journal Articels & Databases are listed at the website of Library at Stockton. Remote access via PacificNet id/pw is available to faculty. Use UOP LIbrary PubMed link to access articles from that collection.

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    Q: What services does the Library offer?

    Answer: We provide assistance with literature searches, delivery of reprints, interlibrary loan of materials not owned. Reference staff can perform both individual and group orientations on the use of research tools and resources.
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    Q: How can I use copyrighted materials?

    Answer: Know Your Copy Rights—What You Can Do : A 2007 Brochure Aimed at Faculty and Teaching Assistants covers fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes. A quick summary chart is also available.

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