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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.

Books E-books Journals
Databases Evidence-based practice CPD Apps

Updated: 30/01/17

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):

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):

Title Year Author
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:

Journal Coverage Access note
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
Midwives 2008- 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)

Evidence-based practice
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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NICE apps:

Click here for instructions and links to download the official NICE apps for:
BNF for Children
NICE Guidance

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.

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