Research & Writing Tools

  Guide Research Writing Citing Publishing


Use the Research tab to access links to article databases that you can search to find journal articles on your topic. You can use the keywords listed below when searching the databases. If you already know the exact article you want, use the A-Z list, also located on the Find Articles page, to access the full-text when it is available.

A selected bibliography of Research books, journals, and websites is available as a PDF document.

Use the Writing tab to access print and electronic books and other media on the topic of academic. You can find the location for all books, journals, and audiovisual material by searching the library catalog IUCat.

A selected bibliography of Writing books, journals, and websites is available as a PDF document.

Suggested Keywords to use when searching the article databases or IUCat:

     Dental Research
     Research Design
     Research Methods
     Technical Writing

The Citing tab contains a list of books and websites to assist in finding the correct citation format for your academic and scientific writing.

The Publishing tab contains links to author instructions for numerous journals, NIH requirements for grant awardees, and instructions for finding the impact factor for journals in your field.

If you need further assistance, please ask for help at the Circulation Desk in the Dental Library, call (317) 274-7204, or send an email to