Alumni Resources - Wilson Dental Library

Alumni Resources

As Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC alumni, you are able to access resources in several different ways.  

Databases available after graduation:

PubMed Central is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection.

PubMed PubMed includes all PMC content, but also includes paid content. 

Available through the American Dental Association membership:

The American Dental Association offers a wealth of benefits for members. They offer access to their electronic resource collection via their ADA Library & Archives. Simply log-in with your membership credentials to access core dental journal titles, Dynamed Plus, and the Cochrane Library.  The ADA’s goal is to provide you with access to evidence-based materials throughout your career. 

Print books available to alumni:

Print books are available for limited check out to our alumni. Please see the front desk regarding checking out print items and registering for an account.  You may also utilize other libraries on campus with your alumni credentials. Currently, you may check out up to 10 items. Reserve titles and print journals are for library use only. You can borrow and renew items through our Health Sciences catalog. If you have questions, please call 213-740-6476 or e-mail us at

Access to computers:

The Wilson Dental Library provides access to Learning Center computers upon request. Please see the front desk of the library to obtain a courtesy card. The room is often in use for classroom purposes and other events, so it is best to email us at or contact us at 213-740-6476 for more information prior to your visit. You can also check the Learning Center calendar here [insert link] for hours and availability. 

Reference and information services:

Please feel free to contact us with any research related questions or use the Ask-a-Librarian form and we will do our best to get back to you in a timely fashion.