Library Resources

Use our library catalog search to find books and other items in the Birthingway Library.

To see Research Project topics completed by Birthingway students, please click here.

Contact the library if you need help finding articles or other resources.


To access the databases below, you will need your login information. This is provided to you by the librarian and is sent to your email account. If you cannot find your login information, email the library to set up your account.

The library maintains subscriptions for select journals not included in the library’s database access. Please contact the library about other journal holdings.

Midwifery and Lactation Consultant students:

EBSCO Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. There are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Login to the Alt HealthWatch™ database using your Birthingway library card barcode and pin number provided by the librarian.
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year. Elsevier has digitized as much of the pre 1995 journal owned-content as possible, bringing articles from as far back as 1823 (The Lancet) to the desktop. Contact the library about obtaining a ScienceDirect account.

Midwifery, Lactation Consultant, and Doula students:

Please email the library to get login information for these databases.
Gale databases include:

Health & Wellness Resource Center: Alternative Medicine and Drug and Herbal Remedies modules

Health Reference Center Academic: Nursing and allied health journals

Nursing and Allied Health Collection: Nursing, including midwifery and lactation-related subjects

Nursing Resource Center: Geared to the education and research needs of nursing and allied health students

Psychology Collection: The study of the mind, emotions, and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time

Educator’s Reference Complete: Educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture: Plant medicine and botany studies

GREENR: Environmental and sustainability studies and skills

Small Business Resource Center: Business management periodicals and reference resources

Academic OneFile: Physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; includes full-text coverage of the New York Times from 1995

General OneFile: Business, technology, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, and technology

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Views on social issues

U.S. History in Context: Overview of U.S. history including periodicals, reference works, and primary documents

InfoTrac Newsstand: A full-text newspaper database

Informe: Una colección de revistas en español que cubren temas de la actualidad como negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura y otras materias