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AMA Manual of Style | ADA Staff Only; contact library for assistance
11th Edition of the AMA Manual of Style, for ADA Staff use.

Chicago Manual of Style | On-site only; contact library for assistance 
Style guide for published works to help researchers properly cite their sources.

CINAHL Complete
Full-text database of over 5,500 journals in the health professions.

Cochrane Library
Database of systematic reviews for dentistry, healthcare, and health policy.

Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source (DOSS)
Intended for dental practitioners and researchers, this database includes full-text, indexing, and abstracting for hundreds of journals, books, monographs, magazines, and trade periodicals.

Start here for integrated searching of electronic content from full-text and citation databases to find articles, book chapters and abstracts.

Point-of-care database providing clinical information, including evidence-based topical summaries, drug information, clinical calculators, and images. Create a personal account to earn CE. Mobile app available.

eJournals & eBooks
Browse electronic journals and books by title. Start here if you’re looking for a specific journal or textbook. Visit the library’s 2-minute tutorial on YouTube and learn how to search.

Embase | ADA staff only; contact library for assistance 
Access over 32 million biomedical records with a focus in drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology.

Database of evidence that links systematic reviews, broad syntheses of reviews and primary studies. It includes translations of the titles and abstracts of included records to facilitate searching in different languages.

Evidence-based Dentistry Guidelines
ADA’s database of resources to aid dental professionals in clinical decision making and help incorporate evidence gained through scientific investigation into patient care.

Health Business Elite
Full-text database providing access to more than 600 journals with content related to health care administration and other non- clinical aspects of health care institution management.

Health Policy Reference Center
Full-text database covering health policy to support planning, research, and decision-making in a variety of health care areas.

JBI - The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
A refereed, online journal that publishes systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of healthcare research following the JBI methodology.

MEDLINE Complete
Full-text database of over 2300 journals that provide authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

ADA’s consumer website of timely and credible information on prevention, care and treatment with in-depth content, videos and engaging presentations.

Oral Health Topics
ADA’s clinical resource that provides information and current scientific reviews on subjects that relate to oral health and dental practice, from amalgam separators and antibiotic prophylaxis to xerostomia and X-rays.

Ovid MEDLINE | On-site only; contact library for assistance 
Access the National Library of Medicine’s premier database that contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts dating back to 1946 from more than 5,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and abroad.

Print Journals and Books (Library Catalog). Contact the library for assistance
The ADA Library & Archives’ print collection is available for use on-site only and does not circulate. 

A database of the National Library of Medicine comprising more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Access ADA Library & Archives’ journal subscriptions by signing into the ADA website before searching PubMed. Visit the library’s 2-minute tutorial on YouTube to learn how to access full text.

A clinical search engine designed to find high quality research evidence to support clinical practice and care. It simultaneously searches evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, MEDLINE's Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information.

Web of Science | On-site only; contact library for assistance 
Citations and abstracts from scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Important User Information: Remote access to EBSCO Publishing Databases, under the guidelines above, is permitted to authorized users of subscribing organizations accessing for personal research. Remote access by authorized users from their place of employment for research done to the benefit of their employer, or to assist this institution in saving the cost of an institutional subscription to the database or any of its contents, is prohibited. The commercial resale of articles or copyrighted content found in EBSCO Publishing Databases is also not authorized.