Citations in Ovid
in Oral Biology & Medicine
online full-text JADA
commercial provider of full-text publications, now gives online access
full-text of the Journal of the American Dental
Association starting with 1998. The journal entry
in the library catalog (innopac.lsuhsc.edu) has a link to this
site. Once you retrieve the JADA entry, (see the
illustration below) click on the link to
Ingenta, and then select the desired volume and
issue. JADA full-text is available from any PC on the LSUHSC network.
consumer web sites
The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the
Medical Library Association (MLA) has recently put together a list of
the “Top Ten” Most Useful Websites for health consumers.
These sites were evaluated on strict criteria: credibility,
sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure,
purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers. These
are the sites, in
This website has a large number of articles and informational
handouts for both health professionals and patients, searchable
by type of cancer or body location. There
is also a section that explains possible oral complications of
chemotherapy or radiation.
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov
A valuable resource for both the health professional and the
consumer, the CDC has a site
on oral health resources including
state-by-state reports, device evaluation forms, a “Brush up” quiz
for parents and water fluoridation maps.
This website is for the consumer and has handouts that can be printed and distributed to patients.
Some of the handouts are in both English and Spanish. A
search on “oral” or “dental” will bring you to many of these
A government site produced by the Office of Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and
Hospitals, healthfinder has a section on health issues including oral
health, sections for parents, and a section for children to do their own
searching, enter art contests, play games, and search the Internet
HIV InSite is a comprehensive site that includes research, treatment
options, and a section profiling the oral manifestations of HIV.
Kidshealth®, a product of the Nemours Foundation, is a great site with dental information written
for the adult, adolescent, and child.
Oriented to adults searching for health information, this site has a
drug information section and several articles on dental health
MEDEM is an information partnership of leading medical societies and
contains articles on various dental and oral health issues
including baby bottle tooth decay, tooth development, and tobacco use.
MEDLINEplus, the National Library of Medicine’s own consumer health
site, is in English and Spanish.
Searchers can look for information on diseases or conditions, or drugs references,
or browse a medical encyclopedia. MEDLINEplus
has links to articles, handouts, and informational sites by the
NOAH: New York
Online Access to Health www.noah-health.org
This comprehensive site combines information from
the experts into one forum. In
English and Spanish, NOAH covers basic oral hygiene, common problems and procedures,
special problems, pediatric dentistry, and information resources.
School of Dentistry Library, 1100 Florida Ave., Box 229, New Orleans, LA.
504-619-8550, fax: 504-619-8783
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