Literature Search Service

The Dentistry Library is running a pilot project for the purpose of offering literature search service for dental organizations and the broader dental community in Canada. The pilot project will measure whether it's feasible for the librarians to provide this service to the broader dental community in a timely manner, given the resources. 

Librarians will perform literature searches in the appropriate databases and provide a list of relevant articles with abstracts for the given topic. Literature search results do not include full articles. Results can be either emailed to you or be delivered in RefWorks, EndNote Web or any other free citation management software upon request. The number of requests we can process at one time is restricted. If we are overloaded, you will be informed via email or phone. Priority will be given to projects that will have broad impact on oral health science research activities in Canada.

Please note it is the requestor's responsibility to review the abstracts and identify the most appropriate articles from the list of search results.

Please note that you will be provided with a list of article citations, not the full-text articles.  To order full-text articles, please visit the library with which you are affiliated -- including your local public library, association library, or university -- whom can then order the articles for you through the UofT interlibrary loan system for a fee.

To request a literature search, fill out and submit the online form. A librarian will contact you within 24-48 hours (excluding weekends and statutory holidays) to go over the search details. 

This is a simple literature search on the topic of "Antibiotic prophylaxis use in third molar tooth extraction" in PubMed (results viewed best in IE9 or later, Chrome or Firefox).