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Midwifery: Journals

A guide to using your Library's resources for Midwifery coursework and research.

Find Journals

What is a journal?

Journals usually contain articles with original research and are intended for an academic audience.

Typically, journals are published several times a year; e.g. in monthly or quarterly issues. One year's worth of issues is called a volume.

What is an article?

A non fiction piece of writing usually published in a journal, newspaper or magazine.

Journal article citation 

A citation for an article in a journal using the APA 6th reference style looks like this:

Author. (Date). Article title.      

Scherer, J. (2008). The media sports cultural complex: Local global
    disjuncture in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Journal of Sport and Social
    Issues,  
32(1), 48-71.

Journal TitleVolume(Issue), Pages.

Already know the title of the journal that you need?

  • Locate print and electronic journals by using Library Search  
  • Most of our journals are electronic and can be linked to from Library Search
  • Print journals are shelved on level 2 of the North Shore Campus Library and have S in front of the call number, e.g. S 610 NEW.

Searching on a topic?

  • If you are looking for a topic or subject it is best to start your search in a database.

Finding full text

Do you have the:

title of the article and journal, or the DOI?

abstract of an article in a database but not the full text?

  • Click on the database's button to link through to any available full text. 

Key Journals for Midwifery

Types of articles

There are lots of different types of articles. At university you'll often need to read peer reviewed or scholarly articles when doing research for your assignments.

AUT Library subscribes to Ulrichsweb, a database with very detailed information about journals and magazines, including whether they are peer reviewed.

The difference between articles from a scholarly journaltrade/professional magazinepopular magazine and newspaper article is explained in this short video.

(NB you will need to have credit on your AUT internet account to view this while at AUT)