Dental print resources can be found in the Medical Library:
[Please note: the clinical books use a different classification scheme to the rest of the Medical books - use the Library catalogue to find the shelf location of individual titles].
Dental DDS, PhD and research MSc theses of staff and students of the Dental Department, for the last five years, are available.
The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service can be used to obtain Items not held in print in the University's branch libraries or available online. There is a charge for this service, though it may be possible to obtain an Inter-library loan voucher to pay for this:
Note: some of the documents on this page are in PDF format. In order to view a PDF you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
The main databases for Dentistry are the Web of Science (Science Citation Index) and Medline (PubMed), however see the Metalib links below for a list of all databases offering dentistry content. MetaLib: your resource gateway provides access to a vast range of online resources, including databases, search engines, subject gateways, and selected Internet resources.
Help and Guidance:
Please see the self-paced training guides and tutorials to learn how to use each resource.
There is no single way of writing references. The two most common styles are the Harvard system and the Numeric system, details of which can be found in the guides mentioned below. You will need to use the style specified by your department or by the body or journal to which you are submitting your work. For Dentistry the numeric system is most widely used, though many journals use their own version of this system. If there are no guidelines specified, you should make sure that you write your references in a consistent way.
Literature references are often written with abbreviated terms. Probably the most troublesome are abbreviated journal titles which can make finding a journal difficult.
If you are unable to find the abbreviation you are looking for, please ask a member of the Library staff for assistance. Alternatively, these online resources may help:
Sometimes very short unofficial abbreviations are employed in dental reference books or journals. Here are some examples that you may encounter:
Please note: these should not be used in the references that you write, unless they are stipulated by the body or journal that you are submitting your work to.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
Updated 1 May 2013 by the University Library
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