Welcome to the ADA Library
The ADA Library's primary mission is to serve the informational needs of ADA members and support the needs of ADA staff. A team of experienced library professionals are available to address information requests from ADA members and staff.
Electronic Resources Available Soon
In addition to the services noted below, the ADA Library will offer online access to:
- Full text dental journal articles
- An electronic database to help with patient care
- An online dental drug formulary
These electronic resources will provide 24 hour access to information that will benefit both your dental career and practice.
- Reference Assistance: Our reference librarians welcome member calls on any dental subject and will assist with your PubMed search. They can also research and share with you a list of current articles and abstracts that are available on your topic. Over 600 current journal titles (PDF) are available in print only and are not in circulation, but requested journal articles can be scanned and emailed or photocopied and sent by mail. Please note that fees apply to fulfill requests; call the library for fee information.
- Access to dental journal articles.
- Research on the American Dental Association (ADA) and or dental history via the ADA Archives. The archivist welcomes biographical and historical questions on dentistry from both members and the public.
Contact Information and Visits by Appointment
The ADA Library staff welcomes member requests by phone, email, or in-person. Phone calls are received Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Central Standard Time. To visit in person, please make an appointment 24 hours in advance.
Department of Library Services
American Dental Association, 6th floor
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, ILL 60611-2637
Toll-free member number: 800.621.8099 x2653
Direct number: 312.440.2653
PubMed and Loansome Doc
- PubMed/MEDLINE: PubMed/MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) searchable database of almost 20 million citations from more than 5,400 medical, dental, health and scientific journals (however, less than 200 dental journals are included in this group).
- Loansome Doc: Loansome Doc is an online method of ordering full–text journal articles after conducting a literature search using the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed/MEDLINE database.