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Research Services

Library Services

  • Research assistance to find journal literature and clinical information, including help verifying citations and searching PubMed, DynaMedPlus, COCHRANE, CINAHL Complete, and MEDLINE Complete.
  • Help navigating to the ADA Library & Archives’ electronic collection of journals and books accessible from off-site.
  • Assistance finding historical information about the ADA and the dental profession.
  • Access to point-of-care tools and literature searching services in support of clinical queries.
  • Exhaustive literature and database searching across multiple database platforms in support of scientific research.

Member Resources

  • Discovery: Search the entire ADA Library & Archives collection of electronic journals, ebooks, and databases. Results include journal articles and ebook chapters. Access subscribed content directly from search results.
  • Browse List of ADA Library & Archives eJournals & eBooks. Browse collection A-to-Z by title.
  • MEDLINE Complete: full-text database of over 2300 journals in the biomedical and health sciences.
  • Cochrane Library: Database of systematic reviews for dentistry, human healthcare, and health policy. 
  • DynaMed Plus: Point-of-care database providing clinical information, including evidence-based topical summaries, drug information, clinical calculators, and images.
  • CINAHL Complete: Full-text database of journal literature in the allied health and nursing professions.
  • Search PubMed:  Contains more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Results include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites. ADA member can access ADA Library & Archives’ subscriptions by signing in as ADA members when prompted.
  • Health Business Elite: Database of over 600 full-text journals detailing all aspects of healthcare administration and practice management.
  • Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source: an electronic collection of journals and ebooks focused on dentistry.
  • Search catalog of print books and journals. ADA Library & Archives print resources are available on-site only; appointments recommended.
  • ADA members have access to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences. View the UIC Access Policies (PDF).