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College Library Resources

for Dental Programs

College of New Caledonia Library

3330 - 22nd Ave.

Prince George BC V2N 1P8

Phone 250-561-5811

Fax 250-561-5845




Books  |  Journals  |  Websites  |  Tips for new students  |  Tips for instructors |

The College Library is an excellent resource for people in dental and health professions. The Library is open to the public. Borrower cards are free. Professional librarians are available to assist you. If you are researching a new topic, we can help you find relevant information quickly! Some of our key sources are listed on this page.


Books, Videos/DVDs, E-books


Search the CNC Library Catalogue   [ get searching tips ]

There are approx. 8,800 health-related titles at the main campus library in Prince George, and of those 750+ are directly related to dental assisting and hygiene. Search the online catalogue by keyword (e.g. dental e.g. fluoridation e.g. plaque) or browse the shelves in these call number areas.

Anatomy QM

e.g. QM 311 .W64 Woelfel's dental anatomy

e.g. QM 535 .F46 Saunders/Elsevier Dental anatomy coloring book

Dental RK

e.g. RK 52 .M37 Infection control for the dental team

e.g. RK 52.4 .C3 C36 Report on the findings of the oral health component of the Canadian health measures survey 2007-2009 (E-Book)

e.g. RK 361 .C58 Comprehensive periodontics for the dental hygienist

e.g. RK 361 .D46 Dental health (DVD)

e.g. RK 510 .M332 Malamed's local anesthesia administration (DVD)

e.g. RK 309 .W54 Radiography and radiology for dental care professionals


Medicine, other sections R's

e.g. R 690 .F54 Career opportunities in health care

e.g. RA 591.7 .S97 A systematic review of public water fluoridation (E-Book)

e.g. RC 261 .M688 Mouthguard use and care

Microbiology QR

e.g. QR 47 .E87 Essentials of microbiology for dental students

Physiology QP

e.g. QP 141 .D365 Dental hygienists' guide to nutritional care

Related collections

Reference collection - dictionaries, encyclopedias, health indicators and other quick reference sources

e.g. REF QM Anatomy, REF R Medical Dictionaries

Reserve collection - frequently used items available on short-term loan, at the circulation desk

Statistics Canada collection - vital statistics

e.g. 84-F0001-XPG General summary of vital statistics by local area

E-Books - there are many e-books in the catalogue that you can read in full-text online




            Topics - Go to CNC Library Journals page

The best way to find a lot of information on a topic is to search a journal index or database. Most of the Library's indexes include full-text articles, which can be retrieved at any campus station or from home with a CNC computer account.

There are over 2,000 online full-text journals in health. The best indexes for Dental topics are:

(1) Academic, Health bundle (Ebsco): Includes Alt HealthWatch, Biomedical Reference Collection, Cinahl, Clinical Pharmacology, Health Source, Medline/PubMed

(2) Medline/PubMed;

(3) MyRxTx (formerly Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties) - continually updated Canadian drug reference handbook (sample search: lidocaine). CNC limit of 2 simultaneous users, please logoff when you leave the site

Titles - Go to CNC Library Journals page  and click on Journal lists: Online A-Z Title/Subject

If you are looking for a specific journal, go to the Online A-Z Title/Subject list. This is a list of full-text journals, most of which are online. When you click on a link, you go directly to the online journal.







Selected Dental Journals


In Print in CNC Library, current subscriptions

  • Compendium (Dental Learning Systems)
  • Dental assistant (now online only)
  • Gordon J. Christensen clinicians report
  • International journal of dental hygiene
  • Journal of dental hygiene
  • Journal of periodontology
  • Journal of public health dentistry
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Oral health
  • RDH: national magazine for dental hygiene professionals
  • Special care in dentistry





Click here for a link to online versions of these and other dental titles 

  • Dental practice management
  • International journal of dental hygiene
  • Journal, Canadian Dental Association
  • Journal of dental education
  • Journal of dental hygiene
  • Journal of dental research
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Oral care




Here are links to some useful websites, for CNC Dental Assisting Program and Dental Hygiene Program 





Equipment and Supplies

  • Dentistry Register: online dental buyers guide -
  • Oral-B (Braun) -




  • Google Image search: example: malocclusion (always check copyright on images) -

Teaching and Research


Tips for New Students

  • Obtain a CNC ID card from Admissions and bring it to the Library, with proof of address, to activate your library account
  • Activate your CNC computer account to ensure that you have full access to library resources
  • Check out the library - we have lots of nice study spaces, 8 bookable group study rooms, photocopiers, a fax machine, student computer labs with printers, audio-visual equipment carrels, and an adjacent media services area where you can do colour printing, sign out equipment, use rooms with special equipment for videos and presentations, and get help with your class projects
  • Pick up copies of our free handouts or get them online
  • Ask for help at the Information Desk at any time!

Tips for Instructors 

  • Book an in-class orientation with James Lovitt, Orientation Librarian, email 
  • Book a personal tour of the library so we can familiarize you with faculty-related services, including how to order items for the collection, how to get current awareness services in your area of interest, and relevant health information, such as Using Journal Indexes, and Citation/style guides for ICMJE/Vancouver Style. Note that faculty have access to some online dental image collections in R:/Copyright/Dental folder.
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