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. More information about USC Libraries alumni accounts and borrowing privileges can be found at USC Libraries Alumni & Friends. If you have any questions, please call 213-740-6476 or e-mail us at

Access to computers:

The Wilson Dental Library provides access to our Virtual Refence computers upon request. Please see the front desk of the library to obtain computer access. 

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.