In this Olympic year we thought it timely to remind you about MIDIRS Gold. Although Olympic years may come and go, MIDIRS premium subscription has always been Gold!
For those of you who don’t know, MIDIRS Gold bundles all of our fantastic resources together at an unbeatable price. If you’re a UK professional you can save over £50 a year by purchasing MIDIRS Gold*. Just £99 a year provides you with access to MIDIRS Reference Database, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and Essentially MIDIRS. (If you’re a student in the first year of your course it can be less than a gasp inducing £54 a year!**)
You may wonder what exactly that means. What do you actually get for your money?
For this price you get three products that provide you with tried and tested resources that tick that all-important evidence-based box. These resources give you the information you need, when you need it, and at the level you require.
So, how might these resources work together?
Modern lives are increasingly busy, and Essentially MIDIRS is perfect for busy people trying to keep abreast of the fast-changing world of maternity and infant care. Colourful and accessible, 11 issues a year keep you updated on a monthly basis with news, reviews and original research in an accessible format. If you’re familiar with MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (the pink one that’s been around for years), you’ll find that the articles in Essentially MIDIRS are shorter; which is where the Digest, Essentially MIDIRS bigger sister steps in with 140 pages rather than the monthly’s 54. Published quarterly, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest presents longer articles that discuss topics in more detail, whilst also providing news, reviews and updates. The two formats perfectly complement each other, focusing on different news and offering more than just one perspective on the same topics.
Should you find yourself in a situation where you want to research a topic highlighted by either of our journals, or maybe you have a fast approaching essay, dissertation or thesis deadline, then MIDIRS Reference Database is the answer. The Reference Database is the perfect research tool, providing you with an overview of research that ranges from online news items to articles sourced from over 500 journals. It’s a comprehensive snapshot of the relevant research that’s out there, delivered to you online in an instant. All you need to do is run a quick keyword search and you are provided with a list of bibliographic references and accompanying abstracts. These all-important abstracts enable you to decide whether that article, book chapter or online resource is for you – saving you that increasingly valuable commodity: time.
Is it really worth your hard earned cash/student loan? (delete as appropriate)
Well, of course we think it is worth the money, but we sort of have a vested interest here, so we thought we’d ask a few people to give their thoughts on each of our products:
MIDIRS Reference Database – “Love it! Very comprehensive coverage of all relevant literature – it’s unique in the marketplace. Worth every penny especially for busy people who know how to search effectively but don’t have time to use lots of different databases – yours always does the job.”
Essentially MIDIRS – “Essentially MIDIRS provides an excellent opportunity to keep up-to-date with new research, contemporary discussion and debate. The varied range of features in the journal, such as ‘MIDIRS update’, ‘maternity news’ and ‘State of the evidence’ have resulted in a journal that is proving extremely popular with our students . The unique woman-centred stories provide a focus on women’s and midwives’ knowledge and experiences from a variety of perspectives and cultures which reflects the aims of our midwifery curriculum. These factors culminate in a resource that provides essential reading for everyone involved in caring for childbearing women and their families.”
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest – “I have been with MIDIRS since the early days when as a highly innovative and pioneering publication this first digest of research (not just in midwifery but overall) was produced. It set the seal on midwifery as a profession committed to doing its best for women by bringing up to date research into practice. Now the trademark hot pink Digest continues to inform, to challenge and to encourage thoughtful practice. The content is high quality, comprehensive and topical. I think of it as mobile knowledge, and – let me whisper it – it does not need to be read on a computer screen! MIDIRS Midwifery Digest is an essential tool of modern midwifery.”
Here at MIDIRS we do know that times are tough and as a not-for-profit organisation, we provide our services at the best possible prices we can. Help us to continue providing our services at these great prices and save yourself money by upgrading to Gold. If you’re an existing customer, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or subscribe online at www.midirs.org/subscribe.
* This saving is based on the full cost of purchasing each product individually.
** Please note that this price is based on a 3 year subcription and that payment for all 3 years up front is required.