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WHSL Oral Health: Journals and Articles

This LibGuide directs students and staff to information resources relating to Oral Health

Finding electronic journals and electronic books

Click on the link below to open a search box where you can enter the title, or part of the title, of the journal you need. This is not for finding articles on a subject, but only for locating a particular journal when you know the title, or part of the title. 

Click on the e-books tab to search for electronic books by title.

 Please select one of the following options, from the drop down list. 

Starts with (this is the default)

  • Match all words (enter the full journal title)
  • Match exact words (enter the words exactly as they appear in the journal title)
  • Match any words (enter any words that may appear in the journal title) 

For subject searching, you need to go to one of the databases such as PubMed.

Please note that if there are errors in this portal. Please report these by email here. We apologise for this, and we will be working on fixing these. 

Finding Print at WHSL

Remember we also have print journals that can be found on the catalogue.

Most journals at WHSL are now only available electronically. However, some of the older journals are only available in print. In order to find out if WHSL has a journal, first check for it by using the e-journal finder in the box above. However, if the journal you want is not available elctronically, then check the catalogue for print holdings. Make sure that you change the drop down menu from Keyword to Journal Title before searching.

Note the LOCATION of the title you want. The Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library (location code WHSL) is at the Medical School on the entry level (Level 4) on the Parktown Campus. 

Then note the SHELF NUMBER of the journal. This is the "address" at which the journal is physically housed on the shelves. Note: this location number may be different in different libraries, depending on which classification system is used.

Finally, note the STATUS of the volume and/or issue you want. The status may be ISSUED (ie. it has been taken out, and the date on which it is due to be returned should be reflected as DUE) or NOT ISSUED (ie. it should be on the shelf).

Personalise PubMed

If you want to save your PubMed searches, receive emailed results from searches run to your specification, and keep up to date, you can use the My NCBI feature of PubMed. You will need to register and set your preferences. There is a good help feature available.

Alternatively, you can create an RSS feed from a search. 

Medical Subject Headings relating to Dentistry

Terms below link to PubMed articles. Click on the link to open it in MeSH and then add it to search builder, search and find articles. 

Air Abrasion, Dental

Anesthesia, Dental (including Hypnosis, Dental)_

Dental Atraumatic Restorative Treatment

Dental Bonding (Including Cementation, Light-Curing of Dental Adhesives, Self-Curing of Dental Resins)

Dental Care (Including Dental Care for Aged, Dental Care for Children, Dental Care for Chronically Ill, Dental Care for Disabled)

Dental Debonding

Dental Equipment (including Curing Lights, Dental, Dental Articulators, Dental Devices, Home Care, Dental High-Speed Equipment, Dental Instruments, Rubber Dams)

Dental Health Surveys (including Dental Plaque Index, , DMF Index, Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need, Oral Hygiene Index, Periodontal Index)

Dental High-Speed Technique

Dental Implantation (including Dental Implantation, Endosseous, Dental Implantation, Subperiosteal)

Dental Models

Dental Occlusion (Including Bite Force, Dental Occlusion, Balanced, Dental Occlusion, Centric)

Dental Pins

Dental Polishing

Dental Stress Analysis


Dentistry, Operative (Including Crown Lengthening, Dental Cavity Lining, Dental Marginal Adaptation, Dental Restoration Failure, Dental Restoration, Permanent, Dental Restoration, Temporary )

Diagnosis, Oral (including Dental Caries Activity Tests, Dental Pulp Test, Photography, Dental, Radiography, Dental )

Electrogalvanism, Intraoral

Endodontics (Including Apicoectomy, Dental Implantation, Endosseous, Endodontic, Dental Pulp Capping, Pulpectomy, Pulpotomy, Root Canal Therapy , Tooth Replantation)

Esthetics, Dental (Including Enamel Microabrasion, Tooth Bleaching)

Infection Control, Dental

Jaw Relation Record (Including Centric Relation)

Mouth Rehabilitation

Myofunctional Therapy


Oral Medicine

Oral Surgical Procedures (Including Apicoectomy, Gingivectomy, Gingivoplasty, Glossectomy, Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal, Jaw Fixation Techniques, Mandibular Advancement, Maxillofacial Prosthesis Implantation, Oral Surgical Procedures, Preprosthetic, Orthognathic Surgical Procedures, Osteotomy, Le Fort, Osteotomy, Sagittal Split Ramus, Sinus Floor Augmentation, Tooth Extraction, Tooth Replantation

Orthodontics (Including Dental Marginal Adaptation, Mandibular Advancement, Orthodontic Anchorage Procedures, Orthodontic Appliance Design, Orthodontic Appliances, Orthodontics, Corrective, Orthodontics, Interceptive, Orthodontics, Preventive)

Pathology, Oral

Periodontics (Including Dental Prophylaxis, Gingivectomy, Gingivoplasty, Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal, Periodontal Dressings, Periodontal Index, Periodontal Prosthesis, Subgingival Curettage)

Preventive Dentistry (Including Dental Prophylaxis, Fluoridation, Mouth Protectors, Oral Hygiene)

Prosthodontics (Including Dental Casting Technique, Dental Implantation, Dental Marginal Adaptation, Dental Prosthesis, Tissue Conditioning (Dental)

Surgery, Oral (Including Orthognathic Surgery)

Technology, Dental  (Including Dental Casting Technique, Dental Impression Technique, Dental Prosthesis Design. Dental Prosthesis Repair, Dental Soldering, Denture Design, Denture Identification Marking, Denture Rebasing, Denture Repair, Gingival Retraction Techniques, Orthodontic Appliance Design

Tooth Preparation (Including Dental Cavity Preparation, Dental Etching, Root Canal Preparation, Tooth Preparation, Prosthodontic)

Tooth Remineralization

How to find articles: PubMed

How to find articles: Scopus

It's not at Wits....

If you could not find the article in electronic form, nor in print, and you are a post-graduate student, or a member of staff, please ask for an Interlibrary Loan.