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Dental Hygiene

Research Help

For help with research, contact Vanessa Kitchin, Liaison Librarian for Dental Hygiene.

Use AskAway to chat with librarians for expert help and quick answers. AskAway maintains extensive hours through the term. 

Access online workshops offered by UBC Library on topics such as research, writing, searching health databases, citing sources, and many others.

Orientation to UBC Library

Finding Information Quickly via Summon

Finding articles and books in Summon

Summon is UBC Library's one-stop search tool. This video "UBC Library's Summon Search: Basic" gives an overview of how to use keywords to search journals, e-books, digitized newspapers, and much more. It also provides tips on how to save the results.


Advanced searching

"Advanced features in Summon" includes more information to improve and customize searching.

Ordering Books and Other Print Materials

Distance Students: Ordering items

First register for services at When ordering delivery of books and full text of print articles or chapters from UBC's collection via Get It, under pick up location choose Koerner Library. When ordering delivery of books and full text of print articles or chapters from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan, under Home Library select Distant student.

Book record in catalogue highlighting the Get It button for ordering.

Accessing Electronic Resources

There are two ways to access to electronic resources from off campus:

  1. Use off-campus access using EZproxy

  • Start searching from the library main page. The first link-out to a licensed resource will automatically request authentication via EZproxy OR from the UBC Library main page use the "LOGIN" drop-down menu on the right-hand side of the grey bar and sign in with your CWL.

  1. Use the Library Access Browser Extension

  • Anyone can download the free Library Access Browser Extension. With the extension, you can start from anywhere on the internet; no need to begin at the Library main page. The Extension detects when you are on a website that contains content licensed by UBC Library. A pop-up window will appear with either a "GET ACCESS" button or directions on how to access the resource. Authorized Users will be routed via EZproxy for authentication.