How to Research Your Dentistry Essay

Margaret Fulford (former Faculty Librarian, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto)

This online tutorial for University of Toronto students includes practical suggestions, examples, search tips, and links to useful resources. Comments are welcomed:


  1. Getting a head start
  2. Defining the vocabulary
  3. Beginning with books
  4. So many articles, so little time
  5. Not all sources are created equal
  6. Keeping track of your sources
  7. Finding articles on your topic
  8. Deciphering citations
  9. Following the trail
  10. Retrieving your articles
  11. Searching Medline
  12. Beyond Medline
  13. Getting help


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All contents copyright © 2004, Margaret Fulford. All rights reserved.