Information Resources for Alumni

  • Alumni are welcome to use Bibby library during normal hours of operation.
  • Due to licensing agreements with publishers, offsite access to subscribed electronic resources is prohibited.
  • Rather than pay large fees to purchase articles from publishers, we offer some alternatives below.

Suggestions for Obtaining Full Text Articles from Professional Dental Journals

  • The American Dental Association Library charges nonmember health professionals $12 per article.
    ADA members may purchase articles for $7.
  • Memberships in dental organizations. Many professional organizations offer membership perks such as free journal subscriptions, library access, and more. See the list of organizations below.
  • Your local public library. Most public library systems offer access to their online resources with library membership. Often, if the library does not subscribe to certain resources, they can order the article for a small fee. These fees are much less than the cost of purchasing the article from the publisher. Find your local public library by choosing your state from this list of state library systems.
  • Open-source journals. Search the following sites for dental journals that provide free access to their articles.
    Biomed Central
    Directory of Open Access Journals
    PubMed Central
  • If you are searching PubMed, select the limit "Links to free full text" . Then, your search results will display only those citations from journals that are available for free.

Recommended Resources for Searching the Dental Literature

  • Search PubMed for articles: PubMed contains the MEDLINE database and is freely available to the public. PubMed does not contain full text articles; it contains citations and abstracts from dental, medical and veterinary journals
  • Find systematic reviews at the American Dental Association's Evidence Based Dentistry web site. The ADA has pulled together abstracts from systematic reviews published in dentistry. Some include critical summaries authored by dental professionals.

Suggestions for Keeping Up-to-Date

Membership Benefits in Professional Organizations

Many dental organizations offer discounts and other privileges as part of the membership fee. A list of some of these organizations, with perks follow.

Academy of Laser Dentistry

  • Subscription to the Journal of Laser Dentistry
  • Special ALD member subscription rates to the Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery, Journal of Oral Laser Applications and reference texts Lasers in Dentistry, Dental Clinics of North America & Dental Applications of Advanced Lasers

Academy of Osseointegration

  • Subscription to Academy's official journal, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
  • The lowest subscription rate to Clinical Oral Implants Research
  • The lowest subscription rate to QDT: Quintessence of Dental Technology

Academy for Sports Dentistry

  • Subscription to Dental Traumatology

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Subscription to Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

  • Subscription to CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

  • Access to online education database
  • Access to articles posted by members
  • Subscription to EP magazine

American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics

  • Subscription to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

  • Subscription to Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology

American Academy of Oral Medicine

  • Subscription to Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Subscription to Journal of Dentistry for Children
  • Subscription to Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry Newsletter
  • Pediatric dental and practice management articles
  • AAPD oral health policies and clinical guidelines
American Academy of Periodontology
  • Subscription to Annals of Periodontology
  • Subscription to Journal of Periodontology
  • Periodontal Literature Reviews

American Association of Endodontists

  • Complimentary copy of each publication produced by the AAE
  • Reduced prices on Wiley Blackwell publications
  • Subscription to Journal of Endodontics

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Discounted subscription rate to Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Association of Orthodontists

American Association of Public Health Dentistry

  • Online access to Journal of Public Health Dentistry

American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association

  • Subscription to Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

American College of Prosthodontists

  • Subscription to Journal of Prosthodontics

American Dental Association

  • The American Dental Association Library charges non-member health professionals $12 per article
  • ADA members may purchase articles for $7
  • Free access to the Cochrane Library, a full-text source of systematic reviews, clinical trials, and summaries of reviews.

American Dental Education Association

  • Online access to the complete content of the Journal of Dental Education
  • Online access to the complete content of the Bulletin of Dental Education Online
  • The JDE is online through HighWire Press. HighWire hosts more than 1,000 other journals and provides Inter-Journal Toll-Free Citation Linking. For example, you may find an article in the JDE and want to pursue the references. If the cited articles are from journals hosted on HighWire, you can read the full text even if you are not a subscriber, provided you follow citation links from the JDE.

American Prosthodontic Society

  • Subscription to Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Canadian Dental Association

  • Subscription to JCDA

International Association of Dental Research

  • Online access to the the Journal of Dental Research
  • Advances in Dental Research 

International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology

  • Subscription to Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology

Special Care Dentistry Association

  • Subscription to the bi-monthly journal Special Care in Dentistry