Problem-Based Learning Students

The Wilson Dental Library has gathered information and resources for students and facilitators participating in the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Curriculum. Below are links to relevant resources that will help guide you through your learning needs.

Ostrow Case Library 

Research Guides

Research and Resource guides for individual cases and subjects have been developed for you by the librarians at the Wilson Dental Library.

Please note: Resource Guides for individual PBL cases focus on the first cases for DDS and ASPID students. There are not Resource Guides for every PBL case.

APA Style 7th Edition 

APA Style 7th edition is the required citation style for PBL. The Dental Problem-Based Learning Citations guide includes instructions for creating automatically generated citations, examples of common PBL references types in APA format, and links to the USC Libraries APA Style Guide, which includes in-depth explanations of general APA style reference formatting rules and examples.

Video Tutorials

Librarians from the Wilson Dental Library and Norris Medical Library have created a range of video tutorials demonstrating how to access and search PubMed, how to find full-text articles, and how to use other databases. 

Access the playlist of video tutorials on YouTube.

Recommended Textbooks 

PBL facilitators have curated a list of textbooks recommended for PBL cases. The list is organized by subject and information about textbook format (available in print or online) is included.

Reserve Textbooks

Latest editions and popular textbooks are held on reserve at the Wilson Dental Library. These books can be checked out for 3 hours at a time, with the option to check them out overnight after 3 pm. Some exceptions apply.

Get Help from the Dental Librarian

Library Orientation

We have prepared an online, self-paced library orientation for you. Learn how to navigate the library website, search for books, find resource guides and more.

Wilson Dental Library Orientation

Guidelines and Presentations

Ostrow Guidelines and presentations regarding PBL.