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Welcome to the Evidence Based Dentistry Resource Guide, where you will find a variety of resources to help you find evidence based resources that you can use in your education and practice.




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  • MEDLINE/PubMed  
    The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.
  • CINAHL Complete
    Expanded version of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature with full text for over 1300 journals, plus evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, drug records, and more than 200 books. Coverage is from 1937 to present
  • HSTAT: Health Services/Technology Assessment Text  
    HSTAT is a free searchable database of full-text documents from health-related government agencies, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Cochrane Library  
    The Cochrane Library provides access via the web to reliable information compiled by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international network of individuals and institutions committed to preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic, up-to-date reviews of the effects of health care.
  • Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source (DOSS)  
    Indexing and abstracts for 160 dental journals, most with full-text available. Also includes full-text of 30 books and IADR/AADR Meeting Abstracts.
  • TRIP Database-Clinical Search Engine
    TRIP was created in 1997 to bring together all the 'evidence-based' healthcare resources available on the Internet
  • MD Consult  
    A clinical library online; includes reference books, journals, and patient education materials. Includes an option for a personal account.
  • MEDLINEplus
    Extensive guide to health information resources. Includes common diseases and conditions, dictionaries, organizations, clearinghouses, publications, directories, consumer health libraries, MEDLINE and other medical databases.

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Other Tools

  • Tools for each step of the EBM process
    An assortment of materials which are very useful for practitioners of evidence-based practice complied by the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Levels of Evidence
    Chart outlining the levels of evidence as defined by the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Levels of Evidence in AFP
    Levels of evidence used by the American Family Physician
  • Asking Focused Questions
    Matrix to help with the framing of clinical questions
  • EBM Page Generator
    A tool developed by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries and the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library of Yale University to help you create your own evidence based practice web page

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