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Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) is huge (it currently consists of over 290,000 records!), so we make it easier for you to get straight to the content you need by offering literature Search Packs. These are free for subscribers of MIC but can also be paid for individually if you are not a subscriber.
Price list for literature search packs
|Product||Subscriber professional||Subscriber student||Non-subscriber|
|Pre-prepared literature search packs||FREE||FREE||£11.50 Subscribe today and save here|
|Bespoke literature search pack||£17.20||£13.70||£23.00 Subscribe today and save here|
Frequently asked questions
All our articles are sorted by our librarians together into groups – giving you quick and easy access to everything we have on a certain topic. For example, if one of our librarians finds a new article about the safety of home birth, they will assign it the code ‘MS5’ – which would direct it straight into the Home birth – safety Search Pack. If you were to order that particular Pack, you would receive the details of that article along with the many others our Information Team have assigned to it.
Each Search Pack provides you with a list of bibliographic references and article abstracts that help you decide if an article fits your needs.
You can then use this list of references to source full texts from your university or workplace library.
Almost everything you can think of – across more than 550 individual Search Packs. From broad topics such as breastfeeding (we have got more than 50 of these), to more specialist interest topics such as aromatherapy, coping strategies and resilience in midwifery, and even dummies!
Each Pack is limited to a maximum of 500 articles – when that limit is reached, older articles drop into an ‘archive’ version of the Pack.
Subscribers to Maternity and Infant Care can view Search Packs as a series of interactive results, which they can filter to suit their requirements (by date or by source, for instance), access full-text articles where available. Non-subscribers will be emailed a PDF of the Search Pack, from which they will be able to access freely available articles online.
Where articles are freely available online, we provide a link to the relevant website.
Unfortunately, the costs of supplying downloadable full-text of articles that aren’t freely available are prohibitive. We would rather offer midwifery’s most comprehensive resource database for the best price.
For subscribers to Maternity and Infant Care, Search Packs (excluding bespoke search packs) are absolutely FREE to view and print.
Pre-prepared literature search packs: £11.50 each
Professional subscriber bespoke search pack: £17.20
Student subscriber bespoke search pack: £13.70
Non-subscriber bespoke search pack: £23.00
Absolutely, would be delighted to consider requests for new topics. Simply let us know using our Contact Us page.
Order a literature search pack
Price: £11.50 per pack (for non-subscribers to Maternity and Infant Care)
You will receive: a comprehensive bibliographic list of article abstracts via e-mail
Capacity: choose the right search pack for you from over 550 literature search packs
Remember: You can subscribe to MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and receive access to Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) where you can access ALL literature search packs at no extra charge!
All orders are processed by the customer services team between Monday-Friday, 9-5.
You can find the literature search pack code you wish to purchase here.
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Bespoke search services
If you need a more specific search, then our Information Team will be happy to help. Simply tell us about your area of interest, and – for a fee – we’ll carry out a comprehensive search of Maternity and Infant Care for you. To order a Bespoke Search, please fill in the order form below and one of our dedicated librarians will create your bespoke search pack for you.
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