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Library Research Checklist (

This page provides a step-by-step description of the process.

Search Strategy Checklist and Tips (

This page breaks down the process of conducting a search including; breaking down the topic, identifying search terms, conducting your search, combining terms, and reviewing your results. 

Assignment Calculator (

The Assignment Calculator breaks down research and writing projects into manageable steps based on your due dates. Each step includes hints and "how-to" links. You can also sign up to get text reminders for each step. 

Find Information

Article Databases

Searching PubMed for Dental Topics A short video tutorial on how to search PubMed with a dental topic example

Drug and Supplement Information

Evidence-Based Practice and Point of Care Resources

ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry

The Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry operates under the advisement of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs to develop resources that help dentists integrate clinically relevant scientific evidence at the point of care.  

Culturally Appropriate Health Care

A person's culture is multifaceted, and culturally appropriate care requires a holistic approach.  Some important factors include religious fasting holidays, cultural view of mental illness, and family structure. Taken together, knowledge of these factors can support respectful conversations between providers and patients and enhance the health care experience. 


EthnoMed (

Find information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to the United States. Access relevant information through the Cultural Profiles, Clinical Topics, or multilingual Patient Education sections. 


Culture Clues (

Succinct tip sheets for clinicians. They are designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures 


HealthReach (

Multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics. Learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Patient Education

MouthHealthy (

From the American Dental Association, MouthHealthy includes information for patients on dental health topics, nutrition, dental care concerns, and a list of ADA member dentists. 

Managing Citations

Using a citation manager can help you to organize your citations and seamlessly create a bibliography at the end of a research paper or manuscript. You can learn about two of the citations mangers commonly used in the health sciences below.

Mendeley (

Mendeley is a freely available citation manager that allows you to manage your PDFs and create a database of your own citations by importing references or PDFs. Mendeley also has a plug-in for MS Word call Cite-O-Matic which allows you to format papers and bibliographies.

Using Mendeley for the first time? See the videos below to learn about how Mendeley can help you organize your research. You can also view additional guides and tutorials from



EndNote is a computer based, desk-top citation manager that is available for purchase with academic pricing through the University Bookstore.


NLM Citation Style

Citing Medicine, 2nd edition (

Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations.

Last Updated: May 18, 2020 10:41 AM