ADA Library & Archives

Access essential dental and oral health resources and engage in expert searching for education and research.

ADA Library and Archives
Identify high-level information in the Cochrane Library, DynaMed and other key resources.
Uncover insights through MEDLINE, CINAHL, PubMed and other leading databases.
Discover the scholarly works and publications of local, state, & national dental societies.
Browse full-text electronic books and journals by title.
Access the library's electronic collections through a single search.
Explore the history of the ADA, dentistry and the leaders who advanced oral care over time.
Evidence based summaries of clinically relevant topics in dentistry and oral health.
Search the ADA print catalog or other library resources.

Library FAQ

How do I access the full text of a specific journal article?
  1. Login to the website using your ADA member number and password
  2. Select Discovery search
  3. Search the article by title in the Discovery search box and select your item from the results list. There will be options to read the full text of the article in HTML or download it as a PDF.
  4. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us! or 800.621.8099

To retrieve your ADA Member ID or password, please visit Forgot User ID. We also have a video available to help you: Searching Discovery

How do I access full text from within PubMed?

Sign into the ADA website first, and use the specialized PubMed link on the library site. When you have selected an article you want to read, look for Full text links on the upper right side of the page to access the complete article. Follow the ADA LIBRARY link to gain access to the article. 

We also have videos available to help you:

How to access full text from PubMed

Basic searching in PubMed

Which journals does the ADA Library & Archives subscribe to?
The ADA Library & Archives provides access to thousands of scientific and clinical journals. To search for a specific journal or to see an A-to-Z list of all journals you have access to, see below:
  1. Login to the website using your ADA member number and password.
  2. Navigate to eJournals and eBooks from the linked boxes above.
  3. Here you may search for a journal by title or browse by alphabet
  4. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us! or 800.621.8099
We also have a video available to help you: Known item searching using the ADA Library & Archives website  
Who do I contact if I forgot my password
If you need help resetting your ADA password, you may Reset My Password or contact the ADA Member Center at 800.621.8099. Remember, your User ID is your ADA member number. If you’re logging into the ADA website for the first time, please follow these instructions on accessing your account.    
How do I contact the ADA Library & Archives
You can contact us by phone, email, or the contact form at the bottom of this page.

We are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time. We are closed on holidays. 


Telephone: 800.621.8099


Ask a Librarian

If you need help finding an article, help with your research, or have other questions, contact us.

Phone: 800.621.8099 (M-F; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CT)


You may also use our Ask a Librarian form at any time.



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