Dental Hygiene Books, Videos & Models


Books, Videos & Models

Use the Library catalog to search the COD Library's collection of books, videos, e-books, models, and streaming media. Use your COD Library card to check these items out or access them online.

If the COD Library doesn't have the items that you need, faculty and students can borrow the book from participating I-Share Libraries. If neither COD nor any of the I-Share libraries own the book that you need, COD's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is free for library card holders.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are current, well indexed, organized, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information and additional resources. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Unless a reference work is in an electronic format such as an e-book, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need because print reference books remain in the Library.

Sample Reference Materials:
Gale Encyclopedia entries found in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (full-text, online encyclopedias)
Stedman's Dental Dictionary: Illustrated REF RK27 .S744

Search Strategies

Call Number Ranges

Use these call numbers to browse the General and Reference Collection shelves.

RK Dentistry
RK 60.7 - 60.8 Preventative
RK 280 Oral and Dental Anatomy and Physiology
RK 301 - 493 Oral and Dental Medicine, Pathology, and

Keyword Searches

Do a keyword search of the Library catalog using words that are specific to your topic. Try using specific keywords, such as proper names, combining several keywords, or using keyword phrases. For example:

  • (anesthe* OR anaesthe*) AND dental
  • blood type AND diet
  • Robert Atkins
  • paleo diet
  • OSHA AND dent*
  • emergencies AND "dental office*"
  • For more tips on creating keyword searches, see the Journal Articles section of this guide

Subject Searches

Do a subject search of the Library catalog using some of the subject headings listed below:

  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Hygienists 
  • Dental Ethics
  • Mouth Diseases
  • Nutrition and Dental Health
  • Periodontics
  • Reducing Diets
  • Teeth

Anatomical Models

Anatomical Models (HTML link) (and nutrition models) are available at the main Library circulation desk.