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Books and journals for midwifery Bodleian Health Care Libraries
Subjects: Medicine

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a single source combining the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach and covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. It is regularly updated. There are many pregnancy-related topics covered.

It is accessible from any PC using your NHS Athens login (accounts affiliated to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

There is also an app that users can download.  Access to the BMJ Best Practice app is via an institutional number - see library staff for details  

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UpToDate includes more than 7400 peer reviewed topics covering the whole spectrum of medicine. There are Topic Reviews on many aspects of pregnancy, labour , and antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care . It is accessible via the OUH Trust intranet, and from other PCs using your NHS Athens (accounts affiliated to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) .

An app for UpToDate Anywhere is also available - see library staff for assistance

Finding the Evidence

Register for an NHS Athens account here. This gives access to journal articles indexed in the Medline, Embase, CINAHL and BNI databases which cover Midwifery.

If you are a member of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff, contact the Outreach Librarian for Midwifery for help with accessing the full text of journal articles,  literature searches , one-to-one training on using NHS Athens databases and/or to arrange a group training event.

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