New Hours at Bibby Library

May 21, 2013

Thank you to all our dedicated users for your patience as I have transitioned into my new role as Bibby Librarian.  For those that may not have heard, the position is now part-time, so I’m at Bibby Library 24 hours per week.

This will cause some changes, the first being the library’s hours of operation.

Bonnie and I have worked together to create a schedule that maximizes the number of business hours that we are open.

We hope you approve!

New Bibby Library Hours of Operation:

  • Monday:       8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday:       8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday:     8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday:          8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Even though the library is no longer staffed on Wednesday morning or Friday afternoon, keep in mind that authorized users can still access the library at any time with their University ID.

All we ask is that you refrain from propping the door open, nor allowing access to unauthorized users. Bibby library is open to the public only during staffed hours, and having the doors locked in our absence insures the safety of our facility, the collection, and our users.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Posted by Lorraine Porcello


Apps to help you study for dental board exams

November 12, 2012

These smartphone and tablet apps will help you study for your dental boards.  Good luck!



  • Flashcard Study System for the CDA exam (39.99) test questions on the Certified Dental Assistant Examination.
  • 1000 Dental Flashcards & Quiz ($1.99) Learn more than 1000 terms and concepts for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification test to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or Certified Orthodonitic Assistant (COA).



  • DAT Dental Exam (.99) Practice exam to help dental professionals to prepare for the Dental Admission Test by the American Dental Association.
  • Dentist Exam ($1.99) Dental Admission Test (DAT) is a multiple-choice standardized exam taken by potential dental school students in the United States and Canada
  • Dentistry Review (3.99) study and memorize terms, words and definitions for the Dental Admission Test

Bibby Library has an extensive print collection of board study materials and also maintains a list of all dental related apps.

Read Bibby Library’s Annual Newsletter

February 8, 2012

The annual edition of the Bibby Library Gazette is available to view or download here.

Introducing: Clinical Oral Investigations

January 4, 2011

Bibby library now subscribes to the journal Clinical Oral Investigations. The subscription is available online and provides full text access to articles from 1997 to present.

Clinical Oral Investigations publishes original scientific articles and invited reviews in oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthetics and restorative dentistry, operative dentistry, and more.

Keep up to date with new articles in this journal by registering to receive the table of contents in your email.  To register, look for “Alerts for this Journal on the lower right margin of this page.

To access the journal:

From the library website: enter the title of the journal in the search box.

From a citation in a PubMed search:

    1. Begin your  search by using the PubMed link on the library website
    2. Click on the title of the article you wish to retrieve.
    3. Select the red icon labeled “Find Text @ UR”
    4. You will be directed to the publisher’s page.  Select the link for “Download PDF”.

      Read this document for additional instruction on accessing all of Bibby’s online journal subscriptions.

      Read this document for instructions on accessing Bibby’s licensed resources when you are off site.

      5 things you should do RIGHT NOW with your iPhone or iTouch

      November 3, 2010

      5 things you should do right now with your iPhone or iTouch!

      1. Get the mobile version of the Medical Center Libraries website – In Safari, search for Miner Library – our mobile page will load. To save to your home screen, locate the + sign on the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Home Screen”.

      2.Get Blackboard – access your Blackboard courses right from your device.  Download the free Blackboard app from the app store.  Enter “University of Rochester” in the search box.  Select from the list and follow the on screen instructions.  Read more about the Blackboard app here.

      3. Get UptoDate – evidence based information on medical and dental topics, available through the UR_MCwireless network or the UR_MCguest network.  Go to, locate the + sign on the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Home Screen”.

      4. Bookmark the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence Based Dentistry site – systematic reviews, clinical recommendations and more.  Go to, locate the + sign on the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Home Screen”.

      5. Join the medical center libraries mobile users wiki – share and discover more information on using mobile devices.

      October is National Medical Libraries Month

      October 1, 2010

      The Medical Library Association designates October as National Medical Librarians Month.

      Aside from the occasional dish of candy, we don’t have much to give away; however, here is a sampling of the services and resources Bibby library can provide for you:

      1. Access to scholarly journal articles in dentistry, available in print and electronic formats
      2. Access to medical, pharmaceutical and bibliographic databases
      3. Access to a rich collection of books in dentistry, available in print and electronic format
      4. Instruction in using the latest technologies to retrieve, organize and synthesize information. This includes, but is not limited to Facebook, blogs, Twitter, iPhones, social bookmarking and more.
      5. Instruction in database search and retrieval, evidence based dentistry and library skills
      6. Access to, and instruction in using software to organize your references for storage and/or publication
      7. Comprehensive searches of the dental literature
      8. Suggestions and tools for keeping up-to-date
      9. Assistance in using Blackboard for course materials
      10. A look at the history of dentistry in Rochester
      11. A list of “librarian selected” internet resources in dentistry
      12. A place to study or collaborate with colleagues
      13. Computers, wireless access and a scanner

      Is there anything else can we do for you?

      Dental Hygienists Learn to be Masters of Information

      May 11, 2010

      In April, dental hygienists from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health attended the class, “Information Mastery for Dental Hygienists” lead by librarian Elizabeth Kettell. The course was held in a computer equipped classroom to allow hygienists hands-on practice in searching for dental information.

      In the context of Evidence Based Dentistry, hygienists developed skill in critiquing sources and finding the most accurate, relevant and trustworthy information. They especially enjoyed the chocolate exercise, where they were required to categorize assigned readings as generic chocolate, Hershey’s chocolate or Godiva! The students were introduced to electronic resources from Bibby Library, practice guidelines, systematic reviews, and internet portals such as the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus. In addition, they received instruction in searching the PubMed database, and obtaining the full text of relevant articles.

      The course was well received and the students requested a second class to review and practice what they had learned. The second class is planned for June and will include more PubMed searching as well as methods for the hygienists to keep up-to-date in their profession. Given its success, Bibby Library plans to offer the course annually and open it up to dental assistants. If you are interested in individualized instruction in navigating the dental literature, please contact Elizabeth Kettell,, 585-275-3247.

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