John and Bertha E. Waldmann Memorial Dental Library

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Transition of Waldmann Dental Library

On September 1, 2015, management of the Waldmann Dental Library facility located on the 2nd floor of the Manhattan VA Hospital will transition from the NYU Health Sciences Library to the NYU College of Dentistry. The NYU Health Sciences Library will continue to support the College of Dentistry by providing access to our collection of online resources, interlibrary loan and document delivery services, and dedicated research assistance from Dental Librarian Rich McGowan. Information regarding our services and planned changes are detailed below:

Online Resources: Access to the NYU Health Sciences Library’s collection of online journals and books will continue to be easily available from on- or off-campus through the NYU Health Sciences Library website, the Evidence-Based Dentistry Research Guide and the NYU Health Sciences Library Channel under the Research section in NYU Home.

Document Delivery Service: Materials not available through the Library’s collection can be requested via the Library’s Document Delivery Service. This service will continue to be at no cost for NYU College of Dentistry faculty, students, and staff. Additional information, including turnaround times, is available here. Dental faculty can also use the Intercampus Delivery option within the Library Catalog to request books from Bobst Library at Washington Square be sent to the Health Sciences Library for pickup.

Research Assistance and Instruction:  Dedicated assistance will continue to be provided by Dental Librarian Rich McGowan, including individual or group consultation and instruction on topics such as literature searching, systematic review design, reference management programs (EndNote, RefWorks); data management services, and more.  Visit the Library’s website and click on “Request a Consultation” to contact a librarian. Visit to see available services to support the patient care, education, and research needs of our patrons.

Historical Collection:  The College of Dentistry maintains one of the largest collections of rare dental books of more than 1300 volumes.  The collection, including many first and second editions of historical texts, will be moved from the Waldmann Dental Library to the Dean’s Office and Administrative Suite at the Dental Center. Contents of the historical collection are indexed in the Library’s catalog and can be searched by visiting the Library’s website and clicking on the “Journals, Databases, and Books” tab on the search box.  There is also a Finding Aid for College of Dentistry material that is located in the University Archives.

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