HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR DENTISTRY ESSAY
To be sure you understand all the terms in your assigned topic, it's a good idea to look
them up in dictionaries. Also, note any synonyms you come across -- this will help later when
you're searching for articles etc.
2. Defining the vocabulary
If your essay were about "aphthous ulcers", and you looked this term
up in Stedman's Medical Dictionary, you would find a definition, along with other
terms used to describe the same condition: "aphthous stomatitis", "recurrent
aphthous stomatitis", "canker sores", "ulcerative stomatitis", etc.
Stedman's Medical Dictionary, which contains many terms relevant to dentistry, is
available electronically to U of T students and staff. (To consult
Stedman's or other
electronic reference sources from off campus, enter your
my.access barcode and PIN.)
Another useful dictionary is
Mosby's dental dictionary, which is available (in print format) at the
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