The dental library Web
site provides easy access to online and print resources for dental
school faculty, students, and staff. In addition to information
about library services, the site has links to Ovid, Innopac, the Library
Explorer, other libraries, and a multitude of resources for
dentistry, dental education, and health care.
Here are a few of the features of the site:
“Journals owned by
LSUHSC libraries” includes current
serials received by the dental library, current
serials received by the LSUHSC libraries, electronic
links to journals owned by the LSUHSC libraries, and high
impact dental journals. The
first three lists are a quick way to find out what journals are owned by
the dental or medical libraries and which titles have links to publisher
Web sites. The list of high
impact dental journals, compiled by the Institute for Scientific
Information, indicates journal ranking according to number of citations
in other journals.
Although each issue of
the Library Explorer features a column on recent acquisitions,
the Web site has a more current
list, which is updated each time the dental library receives a new
book, audiovisual program, or journal subscription.
When a newsletter is published on the Web, we start a new list of
recent acquisitions. Scan
this list periodically to keep apprised of new titles as they arrive in
of LSUHSC and LSUSD documents is on reserve and listed on the Web
site. The entry for each
links to the electronic version when available.
Among these publications
are the faculty handbook, student
handbooks and manuals, the dental school annual report, Faculty Assembly
minutes, LSUHSC catalog, and CODA self-study.
A new feature, Subject
Guides, contains bibliographies of print and e-resources on
three topics: 1. dental
caries, 2. dental practice location information, and 3. dental research
and writing. Under the heading “dental
caries” is the report from a recent NIH
Consensus Conference and a link to an extensive bibliography of journal
articles on the diagnosis and management of dental caries.
The second heading,
“dental practice location information” provides a compilation of
library materials and Web resources with demographic, economic, and
dentist population statistics. Louisiana
is the emphasis of this site, but statistics for other states are also available here. The American Dental Association publishes a number
of the resources listed.
The third heading is a
list of books and journal articles in the library on research, writing for publication, and critical use of the literature.
“Subject Guides” is a reference tool that brings together
information resources on specific topics that may be difficult to locate
to other Internet sites is a growing list that includes sites for
libraries, dental associations, dental book publishers, copyright
information, student study aids and image databases, consumer health,
and general reference. Some
useful sites with links on this page are the Merck
Manual Online, Online
Mendelian Inheritance in Man,
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug Information, Bones
of the Skull, and the U.S.
Patent Office. This
list continues to grow, offering valuable information with only a mouse
your suggestions for additional links, topics, and resources for the
dental library Web site to Liz Strother at email@example.com.