The Practising Midwife: online access

The Practising Midwife, a key peer reviewed journal for students and staff working in maternity services, is now available to read online via the Library website.

Screenshot of the front cover of the latest edition of The Practising Midwife
The Practising Midwife

Individual full-text articles can be discovered using CityLibrary Search, or you can browse to a specific issue via our Journals A-Z: simply log-in using your City Username and Password and then select ‘Our Journals’ from the top menu of the journal’s website.

Access is provided from 2013 onwards, with the latest edition for July/August 2018 available now.

Online access to this journal comes in addition to the print version which continues to be kept on Level 5 at the Northampton Square Library, with more volumes dating back to 1998 available on request from the Library Store.

And don’t forget, if you see a title which you think we should have access to, please contact us with your suggestion: email or contact your Subject Librarian to make a recommendation.

Library Staff Love #8: Print Journal Collection

What’s the difference between our lovely Library and your local newsagent? At CityLibrary you can stand (or sit) and flick through all of our magazines for free for as long as you like! (Well, at least until closing time anyway)

Our Print Journal Collection on Level 5
Our Print Journal Collection on Level 5

Okay, I know I’m using the term ‘magazines’ a little loosely: whilst some of our titles do cross over into the mainstream (like BBC Music Magazine or Total Politics), most of our collection is made up of key industry journals rather than the latest issues of Grazia or the Radio Times. However, unlike your local newsagent (which I’m sure is a marvellous place) we really will let you browse and pause and flick through pages to your heart’s content without so much as a “and would you like to purchase that item?”

For one thing, our journals are for reference use meaning the best (and only) place to view them is on Levels 3, 4, 5 or 6. But view them you can! What better way to spend a spare moment or two than stumbling across a fascinating article on something you never knew you were interested in?

Fiona from our Technical Services team wanted to highlight our Print Journal Collection for this month’s Library Staff Love feature and here’s why:

“Whether it’s the latest healthcare developments in the New England Journal of Medicine or theatre news in the Stage, sometimes you just can’t beat leafing through a physical publication. The print journal collection is now on Level 5 and has got a smart new look. Why not come for a browse!”

Why not indeed? Thanks Fiona!