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Dental Assisting - eResources

This guide will help you locate resources and information for your course

General Help with eResources



  • Take the time to watch the online tutorial for the database of your choice
  • Select full-text when conducting a search
  • Include a date range to ensure up to date information eg 2015-2018
  • Save the articles to a USB drive, this provides easy access and avoids the need to print
  • Use relevant keywords when searching for information
  • Read the abstract to see if the article is relevant
  • Use the Ctrl F (find) function to search the article using your keywords

Tips: Record all your sources.  When you use an article in your assignment, always include the database in the citation so the teacher can easily locate it. See A student's basic guide to referencing: Harvard style - TAFE NSW Libraries July 2017

Need more help?  User guides and video tutorials


Please contact your local library staff for assistance.

If your local library is closed, please contact Wollongong library staff on 4229 0464.

You can also fill in our feedback form

Online Journals

Read these full-text journals online - To search for articles on specific topics, use the database search links on this page.

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.

Free Online Medical Journals & Databases

ANATOMY TV - by Primal Pictures

Anatomy TV - 3D Human Anatomy - medically accurate and detailed 
3D graphic renderings of human anatomy.

Modules include:  Anatomy & Physiology | Therapy – Acupuncture, Anatomy Trains, Hand Therapy | Functional Anatomy - Sports Injuries, Yoga, Resistance Training | Quizzes and Activities

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.  

Please ensure you use the LOG OFF button to end your session or you may not be able to login again until after the time out period (default time out is 15 minutes).

June 2017 New interface for Anatomy TV - guides below - skip Logging In/Getting Started sections

Australian Standards Online

Search Australian Standards Online

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Access and Licence information

TAFE username and password required

Do you need help? - please contact your Campus Library staff.


Provides access to ChemWatch FFX, which includes Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and chemical databases.

Local password required - contact library.

Staff can access local passwords via Intranet.

Resources available through Equella

Here is a selection of SOME of the useful resources available through Equella

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.


Prepare for & assist with oral health care procedures
Dental radiography
Assist with administration in dental practice
Comply with infection control policies & procedures
Process reusable instruments & equipment in health work
Apply first aid
Communicate and work effectively in health
Participate in WHS processes

MIMS Online

MIMS Online incorporates data from MIMS abbreviated and full medicines information, product images and consumer medicines information, thus offering convenient access to essential information for prescription and non-prescription medicines.


TAFE username and password required for access

Need help? Try the Help and FAQs available at MIMS Online.

Featured Standards

How to Access ClickView eVideos


Clickview eVideos : 2500+ educational videos on a wide range of course related topics. Use your TAFE username and password.


After logging in, you can browse the subject collections, or search by title or keyword. You can view any program and create your own playlists for future viewing.  If a teacher sends you a playlist, simply log in to watch the eVideo. You will also find a link to ClickView eVideos in your TAFE Student Portal > My Learning box >  ClickView eVideo Collection. Please Sign out of ClickView when finished - use link under your name at top right of screen.

Infection Control - Skin Penetration - Properly Clean & Sterilise Instruments & Equipment

Weekend Dental Assistant School - Ultrasonic Cleaning

Effective use of Four-Handed & Six-Handed Dentistry

Gordon J. Christensen demonstrates the efficient use of dental assisting staff. 

Featured Safety eVideos

Safety data sheets : an introduction

Issues in Society eBooks

Issues in Society is an Australian series of books for those who need up-to-date information. Each book is a thoroughly researched compilation of the latest news, facts, opinions and statistics from a range of sources.

User guide - Issues in Society eBooks

Password required - use your TAFE username and password.