This policy has been prepared to illustrate the nature of information that College of Dentistry collected from visitors and how the college deal with these information.
The information which provided by “College of Dentistry” is for general and education purposes only. Although the college will do its best efforts to make it as much as updated, it often renders a reasonable care to ensure its completeness, validity and credibility as well as its availability. Therefore, the user reliance, upon the contained information, would be under his /her fully responsibility.
Shortly after visiting ‘College of Dentistry’ website, the server of the College registers the IP address of the user, date and time of the visit; and the URL address of any site from which you are forwarded to the College’s website.
If you send an e-mail to the website administrators or any of the College’s departments, we would share the necessary data with concerned departments, governmental other authorities or, to serve you in a more effective way. Providing your date and personal information via the College of Dentistry’s electronic portal means that you completely accept to store, process and use such data by the Saudi authorities. We always keep the right to disclose any information for specialized authorities, when necessary, to comply with any governmental law, system and inquiry.
When we need any personal information about you, we will ask you to provide it. This information will help us to contact you and complete your request. Notice that we will not provide your information to any third party without your prior and written consent unless we received a court or regulatory order or be part of collective data used for statistical and researches purposes without containing any data that can be used identify you.
The website may contain other electronic links for sites or portals. COD is not responsible about their ways in collecting information. Providing these websites or portals on the college website does not meant that the college accepting or supporting ideas or orientations inside these website.
Reference and Information Services – This service aims to satisfy all requests for information through the use of library. The library provides reference and information services during the library hours. Inquiries may be made in person, over the telephone, and through e-mail. Orientation and Instruction – The Library Orientation and Instruction is a service to educate students, faculty and staff either individual or group orientation upon request about the library facilities, services, rules & regulations as well as the digital library. (COD Library Orientation Guide) Curricula Service – This service provides primary and secondary textbooks and learning resources for course coordinator, faculty and students in direct support of the curriculum. Circulation Services – Borrowing of library materials are equally provided to its faculty and students. Literature Search – The purpose of this service is to answer clinical or research questions primarily for use in patient care, research or systematic reviews. Availability of the full text is depend on the current subscription of the NGHA/KSAU-HS. (Literature Search Request Form). Inter Library Loan Service (ILL) – Materials not available at NGHA/KSAU libraries are traced out and requested to other libraries worldwide and deliver to users. Only journal article can be requested. (Inter Library Loan Request Form) Internet Services – This service provides computers with internet access for the purposes of research. Each user must login with their university account. Copying/printing – Photocopying and printing is provided as self-service using paid card. Recommend / Request a Purchase – The Books or Journals can be requested for purchase by filling out a prescribed purchase form (The Book or Journal Purchase Request Form)
General Collections – a collection available for loan and circulate for one week and supports the information needs of the College of Dentistry.
Reference – consists of general materials such as encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, directories, yearbooks, indexes, bibliographies and others.
Reserve – consists of textbooks and other references recommended by faculty members as required readings for the courses. Some materials are placed on reserve based on the frequency with which they are requested by the library users.
Periodical – These materials consist of dental/dentistry journals, serials, newsletters, local and foreign. NGHA and KSAU-HS publications are also included.
Multimedia Materials – The collection consists of DVD and CD-ROMs.
All registered students, full-time faculty and staff of College of Dentistry, KSAU-HS are eligible for membership to the Library.
We expect our user to keep the environment clean, healthy and exhibit a highly educated behavior.
All reading materials including books, journals and CDs taken out of the library must be issued properly by the library staff at the circulation desk. Any attempt to exit the library’s premises with material that has not been properly checked out will be considered as attempted theft.
Any attempt to cut, tear or remove pages or sections of library books and journals will be considered as damage of library reading material. The borrower will be held responsible for the mutilation.
If requested by the library staff, users should submit any book or personal material for inspection. All books belong to the users, must be shown to the staff at the library exit for verification.
Complete silence should be observed in the library public areas, except for brief and subdued talk with the library staff at library circulation counter.
Eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in the library’s premises.
Phones should be switched to silent mode while entering the library.
Personal belongings should be kept in the designated area of the library.
The library follows international copyright laws; complete books or journal issues cannot be photocopied and scanned.
Only some pages from library book and journal’s article will be photocopied. Personal notes and documents cannot be photocopied.
The College of Dentistry Library supports various educational, research and clinical activities and programs. It has excellent collection of dental resources available for reading and reference purpose in print and digital format. Our library has a massive collection of dental e-resources from different databases composed in one digital library named Ac-Knowledge database (http://www.ac-knowledge.net/ngha/). The primary objective of the collection is to provide current and up-to-date scholarly and scientific literature to fulfill the academic and research requirement of our students, faculty and staff. Each year, new books are added to the collection. The digital library provides online access to 5900+ eBooks, 6400+ scientific journals and other scholarly material available from 37 different online databases. Some of the most popular databases are Accessmedicine, BMJ Journals; CINAHL Complete, Clinical Key; Dentistry and Oral Sciences Sources, Medline; Ovid; Oxford Journals; Sage Journals; ScienceDirect, Springerlink, VisualDx, and Wiley Blackwell.