The library subscribes to a number of databases which specialise in your subject area. They are not available freely via the web, so you won’t be able to find the resources we have here by using Google. They give you access to quality, up to date, peer-reviewed material such as journal articles, case studies and research papers.
To begin with, you may want to search for books using Library search. If you want to do an in-depth search for journals relating to a particular topic you might find it easier to search within a subject database.
It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with these databases and learn how to use them. They’re a great source of information and will be useful throughout your time at Salford.
CINAHL stands for the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Designed specifically for academic institutions, it is a multi-disciplinary database of over 1200 peer reviewed midwifery and nursing journals and publications dating back to 1982. It is part of the EBSCO collection of databases. We have a number of user guides and support videos here.
Science Direct contains over 25% of the world’s science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Students and staff at Salford can access hundreds of full text journals, and also thousands of e-Books published since 2011.
Maternity and Infant Care
Maternity and Infant Care is an essential database for professionals involved in the care of women and infants. It contains over 120,000 references to journal articles from over 550 international English language journals, books, and grey literature relating to pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, and neonatal care and the first year of an infant’s life.
Key topics include:
- Sudden infant death and infant mortality
- Neonatal care and intensive care
- Antenatal health issues
- Ethical and professional issues
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
How to access
You can view the full list of recommended subject databases for Midwifery here.
Or, from the library website, click on ‘Resources’ from the menu at the top of the page, as shown below.
Next, select Midwifery from the dropdown menu. If you’re off campus, you will need to log in using your University of Salford network username (e.g. ABC123) and password.
Here you will see the full list of resources. After selecting an option from the menu, you will be given more information about the chosen database. Click on ‘link to Database’ to proceed.
Help and Support
Are you having trouble accessing or logging in to any of these databases? Or would like some more information on how to use them? You can find the contact details for Jen, your Academic Support Librarian, here: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone :0161295 3972.