Gathering background information, or "presearch" is a crucial part of information gathering. Reference books are a great source of background information. Suggested resources for background information include:
Scholarly Article Best Bets:
Remember, to link out to the full text of articles in databases such as PubMed and CINAHL, you'll need to use the Find It link. If you need a reminder on using the Find It link, please see the Full Text Linking page of this guide.
4) Scroll down and under Special Interest select Dental Care
Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analyses provide a high level of evidence, with the study authors performing a comprehensive literature review to answer a clinical question, utilizing inclusion and exclusion criteria to base results only on well-done studies, and ultimately make practice recommendations based on the evidence that has been found. With a meta-analysis, all included studies are pooled into a single statistical analysis.