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Welcome to the Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Biomedical Materials Subject Pages

Sign outside older dentistry booth - "painless dentistry: extractions, dentures"

This page brings together key resources for the students of Biomedical Materials, Dental Hygiene and Dentistry. Use the tabs at the side to help you find books, ebooks, articles, journals and more.

Biomedical Materials students may also find the Library guide to Metallurgy and Materials helpful (see the section on Finding Journal Articles for useful databases in that area).

There is also a Library Guide for Biomedical Science, Medicine and Pharmacy which contains useful information for students across Medical and Dental Sciences.

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Pixabay: dentistry. No attribution required. (paulbr75 (no date) [Old dentist sign]. Available at (Accessed 4 July 2019)

Getting Started

Use this guide for an overview of available resources.

Check for any resource lists for your Course or module, as well as any other information from your course, module handbooks, tutors.

Follow the library guide "Literature searching for MDS". This includes general use of FindIt, planning a search, Ovid Medline and other databases for literature searching, and use of RefWorks for storing and citing references.

Medline and RefWorks: Basics covers just Ovid Medline and RefWorks software.


Featured Resource

The University Library Service now subscribes to the Financial Times Online.

The FT is one of the worlds leading global business publications. The subscription offers access to:

  • news
  • market intelligence
  • analysis. 

Students and staff will need to register for access using their University email address (full instructions below).

Should you require assistance you can contact us.


1. Follow here to find the Financial Times

 2. Select the 'Miscellaneous E Journals' link.

3. Registration is required to set up access. Please use your University email address. 

4. Once registered, you will be sent an email to set your password. You will need to login with your email address and password for continued access. 

5. This link will always go to the registration page but you can enter your email address on the form and it will recognise you have already registered and request you to login. 

Once registered users can go directly to 


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