For health professionals researching for the latest information, best practice, or accurate and thorough information on a given subject, it can be hard to know where to start. Google is where we search for everything else, but that isn’t always the best place to search for medical literature. It’s even harder to find information without having to pay for it. I love books, but medical books are expensive! So, where do you go to find information? This is a list I made for myself to research anything related to obstetrics, obstetric nursing, midwifery, and lactation consulting. If you have any resources not listed below, please comment. I will look into it and maybe add it to the list. If you are a health professional, where do you turn to for research and personal interest studies?
I have the following categories.
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Scholarly research engines
Cochrane review for pregnancy and childbirth http://www.cochranelibrary.com/topic/Pregnancy%20%26%20childbirth/
www.ebscohost.com This is free through my college and free through some libraries. Check your college or your local libraries. I have found this resource very helpful.
Karger Open Access
PubMed Clinical Queries
Scholar google Health and Medical Sciences
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Wiley Online Library
Also www.perinatology.com has a search engine providing information from several resources.
Directory of Open Access Journals
http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/journal.aspx (not all articles are free)
Nursing Open, Wiley Online
The Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA)
The New England Journal of Medicine
OMICS International (over 700 open access journals)
Journals specific to women’s health and maternal-infant care
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
www.ajog.org has some free articles
BioMed Central’s women’s health journal
BioMed Centrals’ pregnancy and childbirth journal
Gynecology and Obstetrics (Open Access)
International Breastfeeding Journal
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
(no longer active)
Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health (Open Access)
Journal of Women’s Health Care (Open Access)
Medical News Today – category: pregnancy
Nursing for Women’s Health (no longer active)
Science Daily – pregnancy and childbirth
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Center for Disease Control
The FDA has a section for health professionals
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
The U.S. National Institutes of Health
The U.S. National Institutes of Health runs a website for clinical trials https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/home
The World Health Organization
Organizations, regarding women’s health and maternal-infant care
American Academy of Pediatrics
Assocation of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development http://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx
The American College of Nurse-Midwives
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) www.acog.org
The National Perinatal Association
The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Birth by the Numbers
Evidence Based Birth
Peristats by March of Dimes
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