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Dental Hygiene: Web Research

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

You may not be able to get access to all of the articles you find through Google Scholar, but if you find a useful article, check MegaSearch and the PCC databases and we may have online access through our databases.  If you need help Ask a Librarian.

Google Scholar Search

Searching Google Scholar

How to search

  • Enter your keywords normally.

Getting full text articles  (see image below)

  • In the right margin, look for this link: "Check for free Full-Text." It usually leads to PCC articles.
  • Otherwise, try other links in the right margin.
  • If there is no link in the right margin, the item may be a Book or an article PCC doesn't own.
  • If you need NEWER articles, use the links in the Left margin.
  • For citation help, click Cite (a blue link, under the record).


PubMed from the National Library of Medicine

PubMed will help you determine what research has been done on a particular topic. It is a mix of citations and full text.

medRxiv (for pre-published research)

Try a Google Search

You can search for content on a single website.  For example, if you put the following search in Google:

tohono o'odham diabetes

it will search anything about the Tohono O'odham on the University of Arizona's websites.

Here are more examples to consider:

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