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I need help finding articles on fluoride. Pros and cons..I need at least 5

Last Updated: Jun 07, 2012  |  26 Views

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Your email address is for IUPUI rather than IU East, so I’m not sure which campus you’re affiliated with.  I’ll try to answer the question for both campuses, depending on which your account is based.


Since the value of fluoride is an issue relating to health and medicine, I’d recommend using medical databases.


All IU East medical databases are linked here:

And IUPUI databases are linked here:


Let’s start with some of the databases in the EBSCO set – MedLine (IU East, IUPUI), CINAHL (IU East, IUPUI), Health Source (IU East, IUPUI).  Try a search like this:


fluoride AND (benefit* OR detrim* OR danger* OR pro OR con) (IU East, IUPUI)


Some of the articles that come up include:


Fluoride: Benefits and dangers (IU East, IUPUI)

Alimentary fluoride intake in preschool children (IU East, IUPUI)

Health effects of groundwater fluoride contamination (IU East, IUPUI)

Promoting social welfare through oral health: New Jersey's fluoridation experience (IU East, IUPUI)

The effective use of fluorides in public health (IU East, IUPUI)

A review of the literature: The economic impact of preventive dental hygiene services (IU East, IUPUI)

Blood Lead Concentrations in Children and Method of Water Fluoridation in the United States, 1988-1994 (IU East, IUPUI)


Changing around the keywords we used will pull up other articles, as well.


If you don’t find enough here, try other medical databases like ProQuest Medicine (IU East), BioMed Central (IUPUI) or Journals@OVID (IU East, IUPUI) and put in keywords similar to what we used above.  Alternatively, you could use a general knowledge database like Academic Search Premier (IU East, IUPUI) if you wanted a less medical focus for your articles.


Let me know if I can be of any help in your search.




Matt Dilworth

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