• This page provides information about some of the key resources for midwifery. Please also make sure that you have looked at the Nursing page as well as the general Health and Social Work pages to make sure you have not missed any relevant information

  • There are many health care databases relevant to midwifery. Some of the key ones are:

    • AMED : allied and complementary medicine.
    • British Nursing Database: information about midwifery and community health care, mainly from UK journals.
    • CINAHL : information about midwifery and allied health care from North America and Europe.
    • Cochrane Library : evidence-based health care (systematic reviews of evidence for the effectiveness of treatments).
    • PubMed: covers biomedicine and nursing.
    • PsycINFO : child development and psychological aspects of pregnancy, illness and treatment.
    • Web of Science includes Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index.

    There are a wealth of journals relevant to midwifery available either in print or electronic format. The Journal titles search on the Library homepage gives details of all the printed journal held in the Library and some e-journals we have access to.

    Some of the key journals for midwifery are:

    • Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
    • American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
    • Birth
    • BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
    • BMC pregnancy and childbirth
    • British journal of midwifery
    • Complementary therapies in nursing and midwifery
    • European journal of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology
    • Evidence-based obstetrics & gynecology
    • Journal of midwifery and women's health
    • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
    • Midwifery
    • Midwifery today
    • MIDIRS midwifery digest
    • Midwives
    • The practicing midwife: the voice of clinical midwifery

    The library also provides access to Intermid an e-journal collection containing the British journal of midwifery and the African journal of midwifery and women's health.


  • Sources of further help

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