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May 30 2012

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Dental materials: properties and manipulation / John M. Powers, John C. Wataha.

D 617.6151 C88 d

Focusing on the dental materials most commonly used, Dental Materials: Properties and Manipulation, 10th Edition covers the tasks that dental assistants and dental hygienists typically perform. It shows the most current materials, how to mix and apply them in a clinical setting, and how to educate patients about them. Now in full color, this edition adds more photographs of materials actually being mixed, used, and applied, and includes detailed coverage of ceramics, metals, and implant and impression materials.



Contemporary orthodontics / William R. Proffit … [et al.].

D 617.64 P96

Contemporary Orthodontics, 5th Edition is a practical resource with a long tradition of excellence. This book includes detailed information on diagnosis, treatment planning concepts, related problems or controversies, and current treatment procedures, including comprehensive looks at 3D imaging, TADs, and new ways to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement.



Dental emergencies / edited by Mark Greenwood, Ian Corbett.

D 617.6874 D4

This book is a clear and comprehensive guide to the treatment and management of dental emergencies in clinical practice. Written and edited by experts in the field, the book provides succinct step by step advice for dealing with a range of emergency situations. Beginning with examination and patient histories, it covers restorative emergencies, traumatic injuries and pain management with advice for treatment options including analgesia, surgery, and referrals.

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May 23 2012

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

NOAA Education Resources: Carbon Cycle Collection

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has recently updated its Education Resources website, and there are some fine changes worth nothing. One in particular is the updated section on climate. First-time visitors will note that the materials here are divided into five sections, which include Real World Data and Background Information. Educators will find that the homepage contains a great introduction to the operations and processes of the carbon cycle, and it’s a great stand-alone resource for students new to the field. Moving along, the Lessons and Activities area includes six different resources, including Cycling Carbon Lab and Finding Carbon Sinks. Finally, visitors shouldn’t miss the Career Profiles area which may serve to inspire young people to join the ranks of persons working as fuel scientists and geologists.

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 18, Number 19, May 11, 2012]

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May 23 2012

New interdisciplinary journal accepting submissions: Crime Science

Crime Science is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed open access journal, which aims to broaden the scientific base for the understanding, analysis, and control of crime and disorder. This journal will be published under the brand SpringerOpen, Springer’s portfolio of open access journals, covering all disciplines in science, technology and medicine (STM).

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May 17 2012

Law Library History Exhibition (May 14 – June 17, 2012)

Published by under Law

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May 17 2012

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Why Do They Hate Us?
  2. The Most Powerful Women You’ve Never Heard Of
  3. Think Again: Al Qaeda
  4. 5 Reasons Obama Will Win in November
  5. The Worst Places to Be a Woman
  6. 5 Reasons a Sarkozy Loss Will Be a Disaster
  7. The New al Qaeda Franchises
  8. Citizen Chen
  9. Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message
  10. The Dumb Idea Hall of Fame
  11. 9 Ways of Looking at Chen
  12. May Day Madness
[Source: Foreign Policy,  23th April- 2nd May , 2012]

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May 17 2012

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Each month Policy Press offers a free topical article available from each of their four journals. The articles free for the month of May are:

  1. Policy transfer and convergence within the UK: the case of local government performance improvement regimes Policy & Politics (Volume 40, Number 2, April 2012)
  2. HKUL users can continue to access Policy & Politics.

  3. Framing, ideology and evidence: Uganda’s HIV success and the development of PEPFAR’s ‘ABC’ policy for HIV prevention Evidence & Policy (Volume 8, Number 1, January 2012)
  4. HKUL users can continue to access Evidence & Policy.

  5. Out of sight, out of mind: the exploitation of migrant workers in 21st-century BritainJournal of Poverty and Social Justice (Volume 20, Number 1, February 2012)
  6. HKUL users can continue to access Journal of Poverty & Social Justice.

  7. The changing fortunes of communityVoluntary Sector Review (Volume 3, Number 1, March 2012)

[Source: The Policy Press]

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May 17 2012

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Teaching Videos: University of Exeter

While nothing will ever replace the face-to-face experience of direct medical care and training, certain skills can be gained by reviewing high-quality instructional and training videos on such topics. This resource from the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences was designed to help interested parties learn about patient-centered care and the psychology involved with patient care. In the section titled Psychology in Patient Care, visitors can view six different videos that deal with topics such as first impressions, assumptions, boundaries, and managing aggressions. The material here follows Emma, a student radiographer, on her first clinical placement. Moving along, the second section (The Patient’s View) presents Vera, “a remarkable and courageous lady,” talking in clips titled “A question of dignity” and “Going the extra mile.”

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 18, Number 17, April 27, 2012]

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May 17 2012

Latest resources from Urban Institute

  2. What We Talk about When We Talk about Fairness

    To watch the video webcast or a recording, you may click here.

    This forum will tackle the many dimensions of fairness through multiple lenses: economics, history, and philosophy, especially as they come into play in debates over taxes, spending, and public policy more generally. With election season heating up and candidates drafting their stump speeches, they’ll be making a lot of claims about fairness. Are there ways to assess these claims beyond whether the policy prescriptions agree with ours?

  4. Medicare, Medicaid and the Deficit Debate” – By John Holahan and Stacey McMorrow

    Between 2000 and 2010, Medicare enrollment increased due to the aging population and Medicaid enrollment increased because of two recessions, with more poor people qualifying for the latter. However, expenditure growth per enrollee was 2.7 percent per year, slightly below that of private insurance. Thus, spending growth in both programs on a per-enrollee basis is close to growth in GDP per capita, the target often advocated by those concerned with the nation’s deficit. Deficit-reduction proposals such as premium support and block grants will have a hard time achieving better outcomes. They produce savings primarily by shifting costs onto existing enrollees and, in the case of Medicaid, onto the states as well.

  6. Downward Mobility from the Middle Class: Waking Up from the American Dream” – By Gregory Acs

    A third of Americans raised in the middle class (between the 30th and 70th percentiles of the income distribution) fall out of that category as adults. Marital status, education, test scores, and drug use have a strong influence on whether a middle-class child loses economic ground as an adult. Only among whites are women more downwardly mobile than men: 30 percent of white women fall out of the middle class, compared with 21 percent of white men.

  8. What Federal Tax Reform Means for State and Local Tax and Fiscal Policies” – By Kim Rueben

    The need for fundamental federal tax reform is critical, but it is important to consider how any changes shape not only federal revenues and economic activity but the tax and fiscal policies of state and local governments, Kim Rueben told the Senate Finance Committee.

  10. WIC Participants and Their Growing Need for Coverage” – By Michael Martinez-Schiferl

    In 2009, 2.7 million infants, 9.5 million children, and 2.9 million women were eligible for benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), but only 2.2 million infants, 4.8 million children, and 2.2 million women received them. This brief summarizes key features of the WIC program, including eligibility rules, participation rates, benefits, and administration.

  12. Read more at https://www.urban.org/publications/901498.html.
    Fragile households seeking solid footing in a weak economy will receive reinvigorated support as Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina take up the challenge of streamlining services aiding low-income working families. The six states have been awarded three-year grants to test and implement easy-to-navigate, quick-to-deliver public benefit systems. The grants, the centerpiece of the Work Support Strategies: Streamlining Access, Strengthening Families (WSS) initiative, average about $460,000 per state for each year. The Ford Foundation, the WSS project’s lead funder, has committed $21 million over five years. The Open Society Foundations and the Annie E. Casey Foundation have provided additional support.

[Source: Urban Institute]

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May 17 2012

Service suspension: Wisenews 19 May 2012 from 13:00 to 19:00

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We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

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May 15 2012


Published by under Dentistry

1 – 15 May 2012



1.  長者定期洗牙 患肺炎減3  [香港經濟日報] 2012-05-14 A24 港聞

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3.  90%人患牙周病 婦懷孕3次甩9  [文匯報] 2012-05-08 A18 香港新聞

4.  睡覺磨不停 損牙齒神經 1-2   [明報] 2012-05-02 G14 Happy PaMa 育兒百科姚樂兒


[Source: Wisenews]

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