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The Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) database is included in your MIDIRS Midwifery Digest subscription.

Maternity and Infant Care - key facts

Type: Bibliographic with abstracts

Number of records: 300,000 +

Update frequency: Approximately 100 records are added each day

Coverage: earliest record is dated 1857, with comprehensive coverage from 1988 onwards

Subjects covered: Maternity services, midwifery profession and practice worldwide, pregnancy, labour and birth, postnatal health, and care of the infant up to six weeks, infant feeding, and more!

Journal coverage: Over 400 English-language journals and other sources are indexed, including a range of grey literature. See here for the full title list.

Maternity and Infant Care is the world’s largest midwifery-specific database, and a key information resource used by maternity health care professionals and student midwives worldwide to support their research, practice and study requirements.

First developed in 1988, Maternity and Infant Care is a bibliographic database of over 300,000 records covering over 400 English-language journals and other sources.  Compiled by MIDIRS team of librarians, the database draws together information relating to the maternity services, midwifery profession and practice worldwide, pregnancy, labour and birth, postnatal health, care of the infant up to six weeks, and infant feeding.

Maternity and Infant Care indexes not only academic journals and book chapters, but a range of grey literature drawn from information sources not typically well represented in indexing databases, but vital for staying appraised of the latest developments in maternity and infant care, such as government publications, clinical guidelines, and parliamentary proceedings, as well as news items.  Details of correspondence and commentary written in response to articles are also included.

See here for a full list of titles indexed.

A record consists of all the details you need to determine if an article meets your needs. Typically, this includes the title, author/s, publication details, the abstract (if there isn’t one, we’ll write one), the type of content (ie original research, guidelines) and the format the information was produced in. If the full text is freely available online then we’ll include the URL; PDFs of all original MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and Essentially MIDIRS articles are instantly available. This includes Evidence Based Midwifery articles which are now incorporated in the Digest. Your university or workplace library should be able to help you to source the full text of any other articles.

Many of the records are assigned to one or more of over 550 continually updated pre-prepared literature Search Packs on key topics to provide fast retrieval, using a code, title or a browsable index of topics.

Maternity and Infant Care is a comprehensive collection of information covering the entire midwifery landscape. Having everything in one place – including items drawn from a wide range of grey literature not typically well represented in indexing databases - means that you don’t have to visit multiple databases or libraries, saving you time and effort.

Although we would love to offer full text access to every article we catalogue, the costs are prohibitive and we would prefer to keep subscription costs low and focus on delivering a comprehensive service to maternity health care professionals and students, with everything they need in one place.

If the full text is freely available online then we’ll include the URL; PDFs of all original MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and Essentially MIDIRS articles are instantly available. This includes Evidence Based Midwifery articles which are now incorporated in the Digest. Your university or workplace library should be able to you to source the full text of any other articles.

If you’re a member of the RCM, they may also be able to provide you with copies of articles free of charge as a benefit of membership. Contact RCM here.

Access to Maternity and Infant Care for institutes can be arranged via the information, software and service provider, Wolters Kluwer. For pricing, and to find out more, please contact sales@wolterskluwer.com.

Maternity and Infant Care comes as part of a MIDIRS subscription. Simply subscribe here.

This is our price list for 2022. With your subscription you will receive MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and access to the Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) database.

Are you an RCM member? Get 20% off your MIDIRS subscription! Simply use the same e-mail address as your RCM membership to automatically qualify for the discount.

  Annually  Monthly 
UK Professional  £85.00 (£68.00 for RCM members) £7.08 (£5.67 for RCM members)
UK Student  £66.00 (£53.00 for RCM members) £5.50 (£4.41 for RCM members)
EU Professional  £95.00 Not available 
EU Student £76.00 Not available 
ROW Professional  £95.00 Not available 
ROW Student  £76.00 Not available

 

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