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Midwifery: Books/eBooks

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

Ebooks and more including Clinical Key access

Clinical Key for Midwifery
  • Clinical Key is the database with these midwifery textbooks included.
  • Once you have paid for your access at Student Finance, take your receipt to the Library and staff will give you a registration code.
  • For first time access go to this Clinical Key registration link.
  • Add the registration codes given to you by the Library staff and click Continue and you will be directed to the login page.
  • Then click "Register now" and use your Ara student email address as your username and set up a password. 
  • We recommend you use your Ara network password so you don't need to remember a different password.
  • Then bookmark or favourite this link at in your web browser for easy access. 
  • Once you set up your Ara email and password access you can download the Clinical Key Student Bookshelf app for GooglePlay or Apple and choose "Nursing student" to see all your books. Please note that you can use the CK Bookshelf app on one device only. If you instal it on two devices you will need to log out of one of them to use the other. Find out the features of Bookshelf here.

If you have any problems please email or phone (03) 940 8089 or use the Ask Live chat. Once you have your password set up you can also contact Clinical Key Support directly using their Live chat at  

Ovid Ebooks

We now subscribe to several Ovid Ebooks which you can also access from the Databases A-Z on the Library website. Titles include:

Library Search

Use Library Search also accessed from the My Ara app to find both print and eBooks on your topic.  Search by keyword, book title or author last name.

 To search for alternative spellings, use * in place of missing letters - e.g. Johns*on, colo*r, design*

 To search as a phrase rather than separate words use "  " around your phrase e.g. "climate change".

 Click here for further tips on how on Using Library Search 

Other places to find ebooks include the following collections:

Some required textbooks in years 1 and 2

Some recommended textbooks for years 1 & 2

New to the library

Māori and Midwifery: Whakawhānau


Home Birth

BWB Treaty of Waitangi eBook Collection

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris.