Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Open Access Week Oct 21-23 at University of Toronto Libraries

You may have heard people using terms like open-access and altmetrics. But what do these things means?
In a nutshell, “open access is the practise of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. It is most commonly applied to scholarly journal articles.” – Wikipedia  Relative to other forms of access, open-access might be considered a more recent method of access in the academic community.  To get an idea of the types of journals that provide open access you can search the  Directory of Open Access Journals.
Altmetrics ("alternative metrics") are essentially an alternative to journal impact factors and citation count as use of a metric to gauge scholarly work.  Altmetrics can include, but is not limited to, the use of social media or news articles as a gauge.   
What does open-access and altmetrics mean to you as a scholar? A researcher? A student?  
Join the University of Toronto Libraries as they explore these topics in Open Access Week Oct 21-23. 
Webinars and live presentations are set up throughout the week with invited guest experts who will talk about these topics in academia. We invite you attend (physically or on line streaming) these events to listen, learn and engage about these very exciting topics and see how they may relate to your current research or research aspirations.
You may also want to check out this talk at the Open Access events occurring at York University.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Dentistry Library October 2013 Newsletter!

You have all been waiting for it and it is finally here!

Hot off the press is the October 2013 edition of theDentistry Library Newsletter available online!

Our newsletters are full of information on new happenings in the library as well as information that can help you make your research more efficient.  Want even more information? We have archived our previous newsletters online here.

We also have some print copies of the current newsletter available at the Dentistry Library so please come visit us and bring your questions!

Friday, 4 October 2013

New Books - October 2013


Regenerative dentistry / by Mona K. Marei

"In this book, we review the current knowledge available to regenerate alveolar bone, periodontal structure, and pulp/dentin complex. The book provides researchers with detailed information about development and functional characteristics of the dental unit with detailed protocols covering a comprehensive range of various approaches to engineer dental tissues: to use isolated cells or cell substitutes as cellular replacement, to use acellular biomaterials capable of inducing tissue regeneration, and/or to use a combination of cells, biomaterial and growth factors. We are well aware, with the concept changes in the field toward in-vitro biomimetics of in-vivo tissue development. The theoretical frame work integrating these concepts of developmental biology and developmental engineering is yet to be emphasized and implemented." Taken from publisher description

Emerging nanotechnologies in dentistry: materials, processes, and applications / by Karthikeyan Subramani and Waqar Ahmed

"This book brings together an international team of experts from the fields of nanomaterials, biomedical engineering and dentistry, to cover the new materials and techniques with potential for use intra-orally or extra-orally for the restoration, fixation, replacement, or regeneration of hard and soft tissues in and about the oral cavity and craniofacial region. New dental nanotechnologies include the use of advanced inorganic and organic materials, smart and biomimetic materials, tissue engineering and drug delivery strategies." Taken from publisher description

Fluorine and health: molecular imaging, biomedical materials and pharmaceuticals / by Alain Tressaud, G√ľnter Haufe

"Fluorine and Health presents a critical multidisciplinary overview on the contribution of fluorinated compounds to resolve the important global issue of medicinal monitoring and health care. The involved subjects are organized in three thematic parts devoted to Molecular Imaging, Biomedical Materials and Pharmaceuticals. Initially the key-position of partially fluorinated low molecular weight compounds labelled either with the natural 19F-isotope for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or labelled with the radioactive [18F]-isotope for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is highlighted ." Taken from publisher description


Atlas of cone beam imaging for dental applications / by Dale A. Miles.
Chicago : Quintessence Pub., c2013. 2nd ed.

Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

"The book includes chapters describing epidemiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, symptoms, clinical characteristics and consequences, and aetiology of dental phobia, as well as intra-oral injection phobia. It also covers dental treatment of fearful children and the use of conscious sedation and other pharmacological methods to supplement psychological treatment. The core of the book is built on research from Scandinavia, the world leader in dental phobia research, and the editors are experts in clinical psychology and dentistry." Taken from book back cover

Early-age orthodontic treatment / by Aliakbar Bahreman.
Hanover Park, IL : Quintessence, c2013.

"This book is a compendium of significant and pertinent information related to early-age orthodontic treatment, a subject that seems to have evolved into one of considerable controversy, with as many orthodontists expressing a negative reaction as a positive reaction to its benefits. Dr. Bahreman is a believer in early-age orthodontic treatment, and he expresses some cogent arguments founded in years of experience in practice and teaching to back up his beliefs." Taken from Foreword, x.

Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2013. 3rd ed.

"This highly successful series has been specially designed to explore readers' knowledge through an effective process of understanding, learning and self-assessment. This approach allows students to identify their strengths, weaknesses and knowledge gaps and take rapid steps to correct any shortfalls and strengthen core knowledge." Taken from back cover


The association of human papillomavirus with oral lesions / by Christina McCord 
Thesis (M.Sc)—University of Toronto, 2013.

The effect of light emitting diode phototherapy on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement: a clinical study / by Sean Everett Victor Chung 
Thesis (M.Sc)—University of Toronto, 2013.

Hospital-based visits and admissions for maxillofacial injuries in Ontario: An 8-year retrospective study / by Mahmoud Al-Dajani
Thesis (M.Sc)—University of Toronto, 2013.

Impacts of conservative endodontic cavity on root canal instrumentation efficacy and resistance to fracture assessed in incisors, premolars and molars / by Rajesh Krishan 
Thesis (M.Sc)—University of Toronto, 2013.

Nitric oxide changes in gingival crevicular fluid following orthodontic force application / by Heather Nicole Ford 
Thesis (M.Sc)—University of Toronto, 2013.

Photodynamically activated multifunctional chitosan nanoparticles to disinfect and improve structural stability of dentin / by Annie Shresha 
Thesis (PhD)—University of Toronto, 2013.

Straight, white teeth as a social prerogative / by Abeer Khalid

Thesis (M.Sc)—University of Toronto, 2013.