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Dental Assisting: Find Books

Research & Information Resources for Dental Assisting & Oral Health

eBooks & Print Books

Library Online eBooks

Why Use Books and eBooks?

Books are a great place to start your research because:

  • They're a good source for background and a quick history on a topic: the who, what, where, when and why!
  • They can also help narrow down a broad topic and find smaller issues within a topic.
  • They've been reviewed and evaluated before being published, so they are credible resources.

How to Find Print and Electronic Books

Click to log in using MyChaffey credentials.

Type in search term(s) and press the Search button. 

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Hint: Scan the titles/subjects listed for ebooks in your results to more quickly locate items more relevant to your topic.

Results of a search in eBook Collection


  • The Subjects area can also be a good place to look for other search terms related to your topic.
  • Use the Table of Contents link to scan an ebook for promising sections/chapters. Some of the sections have plus signs (+) next to them; click on the plus sign to view smaller sections. 
  • Or click on the PDF Full Text link and the book will open up with a Table of Contents available on the left-hand side.

Another useful tool for scanning for relevant information is the Search this eBook tool accessible via the magnifying glass icon on the right side of the full-text page. Type in a word or phrase, and page(s) containing those term(s) will appear in the upper portion of the web page.

Search Within tool in eBook Collection

To move between pages of a book, use the navigation buttons at the bottom of the webpage. There are icons for printing, downloading, emailing and citing  in the Tools area to the right. 

Note: This is our one database that limits downloading, printing, emailing, & saving to 60 pages per session.

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Articles & Database List │ What is OneSearch? │ My Library Account

Here at Chaffey, you have access to over 90,000 print books at our Libraries and full-text access to over 200,000 ebooks online!

Locating Print Books- When viewing the search results list, an item's status is shown in green text. An item's location is shown in blue text. In the example below, the book "Paula" is shown as Available at Chaffey College Rancho in the General Collection. The item's call number is 863. A43. Click on the title or image of a book in the results page to view more information. 

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  • Location- Books can be located at our Chino, Fontana or Rancho locations. Reserve items can only be used and returned at item's home location.
  • Status- If the status is listed as Available, the item should be on our shelves. Other statuses such as Checked Out or Lost indicate that the item is not available at the moment.
  • Call Number- Be sure to note the item's call number, as it is needed to find the item in the library. Reserve items are available at the front desk.

 Chaffey ID required for check-out of books and use of Reserve items.

E-books- To access an e-book, click on the title or the Available Online link. Then, click on the link(s) shown in the "View Online" area.

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Then, click on the link(s) shown in the "View Online" area.

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