Dentistry Library Newsletter - September 2017

A new edition of the Dentistry Library Newsletter is now available.

In this issue, we have:

120th anniversary of the Dentistry Library (1897-2017)

2017 marks the 120th anniversary of the establishment of a library at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (former name of the Faculty of Dentistry). To celebrate this milestone, we have created an online exhibit featuring a brief biography of the people who were in charge of overseeing library administration between 1897 to 1978.

At this time, we would like to thank all of the library supporters/users for your valuable suggestions for the library collection and services!

New collections

An iPad Pro has been added to our tech loan collections. It is available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, please check the Library web site

A new type of collection from eHuman which is a blend of digital content and software has been purchased and downloaded to our iPad. We now have 3D Interactive Tooth Atlas, Occlusion Atlas, and Removable Partial Dentures.

A list of new titles is now available on our blog. The new print items are displayed at the library entrance for the month of September.

Upcoming events

The Dentistry Library is participating in the 3rd annual Science Literacy Week on September 18-22, 2017.  We are very excited to invite you join us for the following events:

  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: the Dentistry Edition – Leave you footprint in Wikipedia, have a fun night and contribute to Science Literacy by enriching public knowledge of dentistry. Please register before next Wednesday September 20thth at: We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!
  • Mouth Myths: a physical and online display of mouth myths will be set up at the Dentistry Library.
  • Dentistry Jig Saw Puzzle Time: On Friday, September 22nd, dentistry themed jigsaw puzzles will be available at the library. Take a break and have fun

Researchers – how the library can support you? Please let us know.

One of the stated objectives of the Faculty of Dentistry’s current strategic plan is to “Shape and grow our research enterprise around targeted research foci”. Inspired by this objective, the Dentistry Library would like to investigate different ways to support you to showcase your research expertise, increase your research impact, and expand your collaboration. A survey has been created to identify the resources/tools/services you feel are most critical and beneficial throughout the research process, we can then tailor our services to better support you. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Making time for wellness

The new theme for our Spotlight on Wellness display is about self-care and tips on how to make time for wellness. You may also find that an article written by a dentist and published in the Feb. 2015 issue of the Journal of California dental association is worth to read: The benefits of taking a breath.

Open Access Publisher Discounts

Uof T researchers will get discounts on  publications charges or may not need to pay article processing charges (APC) for a variety of open access publishers such as BioMed Central and SpringerOpen, where the University of Toronto Libraries has institutional memberships. For more information please visit our Open Access Publisher Discounts page or contact with questions.