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Dental Hygiene: Overview

This guide has been developed as a general introduction to resources in the field of dental hygiene .

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Introduction to this guide

This guide will help you find articles related to Dental Hygiene.

The Using GALILEO tab provides a short video tutorial on how to use GALILEO.

Use the Finding Articles (GALILEO) tab to see suggested databases that will provide you with scholarly articles relevant to dental hygiene.

The Internet tab includes some recommended websites and talks about Google Scholar.

The Electronic Books tab will explain how to locate and access electronic books available through the catalog.

The Citing Your Sources tab links you to online citation guides and APA Style Guides.

There is also an "Ask a Librarian" chat box on each page that you can use to chat live with a GPC Librarian during library hours.  You can also use our Ask a Librarian FAQs to see if your question has already been answered or e-mail a librarian.

Scholarly Sources

When you are doing professional research, it is important that you get your information from reputable sources.  For example, your instructor, a dentist, or a dental hygienist is a more credible source for information about oral health than, say, your grandmother. (Unless, of course, your grandmother is a dentist, dental hygienist, or your instructor!)  Because they are written by professionals for professionals, scholarly journals are more reputable than popular magazines. 

Also be very conscious of the date of your sources.  Even the most scholarly information can get out of date!

Watch this video to find out the difference between scholarly journals and popular magazines....

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Check for Understanding

This question is not graded. It is just for you to check your understanding. 

There is a comprehensive quiz on the last page that you can email to your professor.

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