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DOH493 Research Skills Guide: Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source

Introduction to Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source

The Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source database is provided by EBSCOhost. It indexes nearly 200 dental journals. Subjects covered include dental public health; endodontics; facial pain and surgery; oral and maxillofacial pathology/surgery/radiology; orthodontology; paediatric dentistry; periodontology and prosthodontics.


EBSCOhost Advanced Searching


""In the EBSCOhost Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source database, try searching for the keywords – teen* OR adolescent OR youth AND "oral health" OR "dental health" AND drink* OR beverage*, entered as in the example below (AND is a boolean operator, OR is used to search for synonyms, quotation marks "" are used to search for a phrase & the asterix * is a truncation symbol used to expand search results see the Search Techniques page for more information).

Alternatively, you could try searching for the key concepts you have identified from your own assessment topic.

  • Being a dentistry database, you should find these results relevant to your topic.
  • Try limiting by publication date to see the most recent material and/or choose a subject limiter to make your results more relevant.
  • Look at the HTML and PDF links to access the full text of the article. If you cannot find a link to the full text of an article follow the                 Find it            link to find out if it is available in another journal database.

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