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DAT 110 - Journal Article Summary

1. Getting Started

Exclamation PointFirst Things First - Assignment Requirements

Before you begin work on your article summary, examine the assignment closely for any requirements. 

Q. Where do I find journal articles on dental assisting topics?

The Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine database from the SCC Library is a good place to look for your article on a dental assisting topic. You can find ideas for dental assisting topics by looking at the chapter topics in your textbook. The Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine database includes the journal, The Dental Assistant.  You are not limited to this publication, but it is an excellent resource since its main focus is on dental assisting. The articles should have been written no longer than 5 years ago. (Current year minus 5). Some instructors ask to approve the articles before you begin writing your summaries, so make sure to check on this before you start.

Q. How long should the summary be? 

This could be a page length, a page range, a word count, etc.

Q. How do you cite sources?

You will cite your articles in MLA format. 

Q. When is it due?

Make a careful note of the due date for your summaries. 

Q. What other requirements should you make note of? 

Make note of any other requirements on the assignment sheet, and ask your instructor for clarification on any parts you're not sure about.