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Find books, DVDs, and other items in the Birthingway Library catalog.


To access the subscription databases, you will need your login information. This is provided to you by the librarian and is sent to your email account.
Email the library to set up an account or for assistance in accessing the databases.

Midwifery and Lactation Consultant students:

ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Contact the library about obtaining a ScienceDirect account.
Ebsco Alt HealthWatch focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Log in using the last five digits of your Birthingway library card barcode.

Midwifery, Lactation Consultant, and Doula students:

Gale databases include Health Reference Center Academic, Nursing and Allied Health Connection,  Health & Wellness Resource Center, Educator’s Reference Complete, and Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture. Please email the library to get login information for these databases.

The library maintains subscriptions to select journals not included in the subscription databases. Please contact the library about our journal holdings.

Other sources for journal articles:

Image result for pubmed icon PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s comprehensive database of citations in the biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Publicly-funded, the database is free to use. Citations include both open and pay-walled articles. If an open version is available, either in the NLM’s own archive (PubMed Central) or elsewhere, the listing will include a link to the full text.
Image result for google scholar icon Google Scholar pulls data from resources like PubMed and cross-references it with data collected from the open web. If Scholar finds the full text of an article available online, you’ll find a link (to a PDF, a Word document, or the HTML text) in the column on the right side of the page.

Accessing Full-Text of Articles

If you would like to access full text an article that is behind a paywall, the library may be able to obtain a copy through DOCLINE, an interlibrary loan service from the National Library of Medicine for articles. A PDF of the article will be emailed to you, usually within two weeks.  This service is free to students, faculty, and community library members. Speak with a librarian or email the library to learn more.

Student Research Papers

Student research papers may be viewed in the library, and many may be viewed online.

Can’t find it?

Try other libraries. See our Area Libraries page for assistance with searching for and locating resources nearby.

Check WorldCat, a worldwide database that lets you search many libraries at once for an item and lets you know which libraries nearby carry it.

Get help from Answerland, an statewide library reference chat service.

Stop into the library, email, or telephone us at (503) 760-3131 for assistance with your research process or with locating materials.