These are a selection of the resources which are available to you.
If you would like to suggest any additional resources or improvements, please contact us.
Please see also pages on: NMC Revalidation and Mentorship.
You may also be interested in resources on the Neonatology resource hub.
Download the latest Midwifery resource list here.
To look for specific books, please search the Library Catalogue.
Here is a list of some of the newest additions to stock in this subject area:
(Click on the title to check availability on the Library Catalogue):
- Emergencies around childbirth: a handbook for midwives. 3rd ed. London: CRC Press, 2017.
- The hands-on guide to midwifery placements. Chichester: Wiley, 2016.
- Introducing the social sciences for midwifery practice: birthing in a contemporary society. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016.
- Launching your career in nursing and midwifery: a practical guide. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
- The midwives’ guide to key medical conditions: pregnancy and childbirth. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2016.
- Person-centred approaches in healthcare: a handbook for nurses and midwives. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2016.
- Rapid research methods for nurses, midwives, and health professionals. Chichester: Wiley, 2016.
- Skills for midwifery practice. 4th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2016.
- Sociology for midwives. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016.
- Supporting women for labour and birth: a thoughtful guide. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016.
To browse a fuller list of books available on this topic on the catalogue, please click here: browse Midwifery books.
All e-books are catalogued and accessible via the Library Catalogue.
An NHS OpenAthens login is required to access most e-books.
Here is a midwifery title which is available as an e-book (click title to access and log in with NHS OpenAthens login if prompted):
|Oxford Handbook of Midwifery. 3rd ed.||2017||Medforth|
You can search our journal subscriptions on our A-Z Journals page.
An NHS OpenAthens login may be required to access some of the online journals.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can obtain articles from other libraries for you via our Document Supply Service.
Here are some of the core journals available for this specialty:
|Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal||2013-||NHS OpenAthens|
|British Journal of Midwifery||2002-||NHS OpenAthens|
|Evidence-based midwifery/Royal College of Midwives||2011-||NHS OpenAthens|
|International Journal of Community Based Nursing & Midwifery||2014-||Freely available|
|Maternal & Child Health Journal||1997- (1 year embargo)||NHS OpenAthens|
|Midwifery Matters||1996-||NHS OpenAthens|
|Midwifery Today with International Midwife||1987-||NHS OpenAthens|
|Nursing and Midwifery Studies||2013-||Freely available|
|World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery||2005-||NHS OpenAthens|
NHS Healthcare databases (HDAS) – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Search across a set of databases including:
AMED – Allied & Complimentary Medicine – allied health professionals, complementary medicine
BNI – British Nursing Index – nursing, midwifery and health visitors
CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature – nursing & allied health professionals
EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology
Healthcare Business Elite – Healthcare administration, institutional management
HMIC – Healthcare Management Consortium
Medline – general medicine database
PsycINFO – Psychology & allied fields.
ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
PubMed – (no login required)
For more information on these resources, full visit our full Evidence-based practice page.
BMJ Case Reports – NHS OpenAthens login required. Contact us for Fellowship Code to submit case reports.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries – no login required
Cochrane Library – no login required
NICE Evidence search – no login required. See also NICE Guidance, NICE Pathways & Standards & Indicators.
TRiP database – no login required. TRiP PRO is available from NHS networked PCs.
UpToDate – access via Hub (Non-Clinical Systems) on RD&E site, or via NHS OpenAthens off site.
BMJ Learning – NHS OpenAthens login & personal registration required
e-Learning for Healthcare – NHS OpenAthens login (including PMH – Perinatal Mental Health)
Royal College of Midwives
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BNF for Children
To use the NICE BNF and NICE BNFC apps for the first time and to activate any content updates, users will need to enter their NHS OpenAthens user name and password. For further advice, visit theNICE apps support page.