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​Free literature searches

Contact library@bda.org with details of the topics you would like searched (medical or dental).

What we search

  • Medline

  • Cochrane

  • Various other online sources for articles and/or details of guidelines/policy documents

The results should be emailed or posted back within 2 working days.


What we supply

Each Medline search will contain:

  • the search strategy used so that you can see how the search was carried out

  • a list of article references along with abstracts

  • each reference states if we should have the article in the library or if it is available as an eJournal

In addition, Cochrane reviews plus electronic copies of guidelines/policy documents will be supplied where possible and references to them where not.


Email library@bda.org to request a one off search with details of your topic.


Regular update searches

If there is a topic that you would like to keep up to date with you can request a regular update search.

You will be emailed with references every time new articles on your topic appear on Medline.


Email library@bda.org with details of your topic to request the regular update service.


Access to Ovid Medline

If you would like to carry out your own searches Ovid Medline is available for members.


Why not try

  • The Cochrane library is also available free to UK users.
  • NICE Evidence Search is freely available and includes, amongst other information, the BNF, BNFC, Clinical Knowledge Summaries and UK guidelines
  • OpenDOAR - Directory of Open Access Repositories
  • JournalTOCs - Journal Tables of Contents