This guide includes online resources that focus on the interests and research needs of the dental & dental hygiene professional. Please feel free to suggest any useful websites for inclusion to Mary Ann Williams, Librarian to the School of Dentistry.
The HS/HSL's Research Connection is a comprehensive suite of programs and services designed to advance the success of UMB faculty, staff and students. Faculty librarians collaborate with you in each step of the research process: idea exploration, review of the published literature, information management, authorship, assessing the impact of research and more.
The Presentation Practice Studio provides University of Maryland, Baltimore students, faculty and staff with the space and technology resources to practice, record and develop presentations as well as to refine public speaking skills. The soundproof studio has audio and video capture and editing capabilities. Reservation Required.
FORUM for Dental Student Research and Innovation (FDSRI) is a new online international platform designed for dental students and their mentors. The goal is to provide a place where dental students around the world can share their research and innovations. FDSRI will include original research papers, reports of student innovations, explanations of technologies and techniques, interviews with research innovators and role models, research career guidance, photo galleries, and letters to the editor.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialties provided by the Cochrane Collaboration and other organizations. At its core is the collection of Cochrane Reviews, a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses which summarize and interpret the results of medical research.
The Cochrane Library consists of the following databases: the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews), the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the Cochrane Methodology Register (Methodology Register), the Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA), and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED).
The Embase database covers over 25 million indexed records and more than 7,600 currently indexed peer-reviewed journals from the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day. All MEDLINE records produced by the National Library of Medicine are included, as well over 5 million records not covered on MEDLINE.
Embase’s comprehensive journal and conference coverage, together with in-depth drug indexing and daily updates including Articles in Press, supports tracking and precise retrieval of drug and disease information.
Updated daily, MEDLINE on Ovid offers access to bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,500 biomedicine and life sciences journals in nearly 40 languages (60 languages for older journals). English abstracts are included in more than 80% of the records.
Provides access to a combined file of MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE, as well as linking citations to full-text. The full-text option is currently available for a limited number of journals. If there are any charges for an article, it is the user's responsibility to pay. PubMed also provides access to several genome databases.
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering over 5,300 scientific and technical journals across 164 disciplines from around the world. Approximately 70% of the articles indexed include searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts. 1987 to present. Updated weekly.
Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus delivers the most comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities.
The Bioinformatics Resource for Oral Pathogens (BROP) aims to integrate bioinformatics data from multiple sources for easy comparison, analysis and data-mining through specially designed software interfaces. .
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded a multi-year grant that consolidates its dental practice-based research network initiative into a unified nationally coordinated effort. dental practice-based research network is a investigative union of practicing dentists and academic scientists. The network provides practitioners with an opportunity to propose or participate in research studies that address day-to-day issues in oral healthcare.
Oral health data systems monitor the prevalence of oral diseases and the factors influencing oral health, such as risky or protective behaviors, the availability of preventive interventions and utilization of preventive services. The systems bring together existing data from multiple national and state sources and present the data in useful and accessible formats for the broad community interested in promoting oral health.