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Midwifery: Articles/Databases

A selection of excellent Midwifery resources to help you with your studies.

Finding Journal Articles

There are three main ways to find the articles you need:

  • Search Ara Library databases for articles on your subject. (Use this method to find your own articles for an assignment).
  • Look for a particular article from a recommended reading list. (Use this method if you have a reading list with the details of an article, e.g. author, article/journal title). 
  • Use Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases. (Use this method to find open access scholarly articles as well as articles in some Ara databases). 
    • Using Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases [PDF] [Video] 

Midwifery Journals @ Ara Library

Recommended databases

Lippincott Apps

To set the following apps up you will need to connect your personal device to Ara wifi. Find instructions for connecting to Ara wifi here.

Use these instructions to set up the Lippincott Procedures App on Apple and Android devices.

Lippincott Procedures is an evidence-based, point-of-care resource where you can access step-by-step guides for a wide range of nursing procedures and skills.

Use these instructions to set up the Lippincott Advisor App  on Apple and Android devices - PDF

Lippincott Advisor has evidence-based content including diseases, diagnostic tests, treatments, signs and symptoms, and nursing care plans. Please note the App does not include ANZ drugs section. Go to our database access for this.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search


Google Scholar is a good alternative place to look for academic articles.