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Dental Hygiene: Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene research guide for TWU students, faculty and staff.

Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Subject Guide

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Research  *  News  *  Resources  


Dental Hygiene Program
P.O. Box 425796
Denton, TX  76204-5796
940-898-2870 phone
940-898-2869 fax

Dental Hygiene Clinic
Denton Campus
MCL Building, Room 102
940-898-2888 phone


Duties of Dental Hygienist

Effective Searching must be planned and methodical. Below are suggested steps for searching.

1. Know your topic. (Background Information)
Dates, names, spellings, definitions, symptoms, etc.

2. List all the search terms for the topic you can think of.
Think SYNONYMS: Formal, Informal, and Technical

3. Ask yourself where might information on your topic be located. 
       Internet? Books? Newspapers? Journals? 

4. Choose your search tool.
      TWUniversal?  A Database?  Google?  Google Scholar?

5. Decide which information format you want.
Article?  Video?  Book Chapter?  Audio file?  Image?

6. Make a plan.
     Database  +  search terms X, Y & Z  +  peer-review

7. Explore your topic in several places. 
      Analyze your results. Which search terms work best?

8. Search again and again and again.
      Keep testing search terms in different databases.

9. Archive your citations in RefWorks.
      Let RefWorks create your Bibliography automatically.

10. Can't find what you are looking for?
      Ask the Librarian assigned to this Subject Guide for help.

Example Database Search for articles:

Database Search Example with Boolean

Example Google Scholar Search for articles:

Google Scholar Search example with Boolean



Dental Hygiene News

International Journal of Dental Hygiene cover




International Journal of Dental Hygiene


Subject Librarian

Elaine Cox
Texas Woman's University
Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
Room 102C
304 Administration Drive
Denton, Texas 76204

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