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The collection contains general medical and health sciences materials, including the latest major dental books and reference materials.


These include both Western-language and Chinese dental journals. Western-language journals are arranged alphabetically by titles. Chinese journals are arranged in a classified sequence. Information on the journals collection can be found on FIND@HKUL. Bound journals are located on the 5/F of the library.

Electronic Resources

The Library has a wide range of e-books, e-journals, bibliographic and full-text databases, covering general medicine and health sciences. Library users can access these electronic resources either through the campus network, or remotely at home.

Faculty Publication Database

This is a bibliographic database providing access to research publications of the Faculty of Dentistry since 1990. The database includes staff publications from prominent journals and information that are essential to students and scholars conducting research in Dentistry.

Reserve Materials

This is an open shelf collection that mainly contains textbooks in high demand. Teaching staff can make online requests for materials in the library to be placed in the Dental Library Reserve Collection. [Placing Course Reserve]

Reference Materials

This collection contains general reference materials, bibliographies, dictionaries, indexes, guidebooks, encyclopaedias and directories, etc. Major dental references include Mosby's Dental Drug Reference, Mosby's Dental Dictionary, The Encyclopedia of Dental and Oral Health, ADA/PDR Guide to Dental Therapeutics.

Media Resources

The Library stocks a variety of audio-visual materials including slides, videos, films, sound recordings, etc. These materials are available for loan or for viewing in the Library.

Recreational Reading Collection

This collection includes popular books, travel guides and fictions, both in Chinese and Western-language.