See the Capstone and Thesis guide for detailed information about the steps for writing a master's project.
Sudents at the former Seattle Midwifery School (SMS) wrote senior papers as part of their graduation requirements. These papers, written from 1983-2009, are now available electronically. While the senior papers are not equivalent to the current Dept. of Midwifery Master's Projects, they are useful to generate ideas and view topical citations.
To browse the papers and index, click on the SMS Senior Papers folder in our Supplementary Resources here:
In the summer of 2012, the historical archives of the Seattle Midwifery School (SMS) were transferred to the University of Washington's (UW) Special Collections.
The SMS collection ranges from 1978-2009. Click here to view its finding aid (contents):
Seattle Midwifery School (SMS) Finding Aid
Visits to the SMS archives need to scheduled at least one full day in advance. You can make a request to do so at the UW Special Collections Reference Desk during their open hours, at 206-543-1929. Special Collections is located in the basement of the Allen Library at UW. Click here for current hours and campus map: UW Special Collections, and here for more about using the archive: Using the Collection.
The Bastyr University Dept. of Midwifery Master's Projects and Master of Public Health Projects are temporarily not searchable, however the indexes are below. If you'd like to request a Project, please contact the library, email@example.com.
If you want to look at other electronic theses and disertations (ETDs), here are databases that contain topic searchable doucuments, some of which are open-access (free) and full-text.
PQDT Open: All Bastyr Midwifery theses, or Master's Projects (Expanded or Continuation) published in 2012, or later, are here! The best way to find them is to go to More Search Options, and type Bastyr in the School/Institution box.
Global ETD Search: A free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations, provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS): Theses produced by UK higher education institutes. Free search capability with registration, full text may be purchased online.
Theses Canada: An open access database of theses published at more than 60 Canadian universities.
If you are interested in eventually publishing your thesis or capstone as a journal article; a tool called “Jane” may help with that endeavor.
In Jane, you enter keywords or the abstract from your thesis, and then Jane retreives results from MEDLINE (PubMed) journals which are rated for similar content (and therefore potential publication interest). There are many Midwifery/Birth specific journals that are not indexed in MEDLINE, so these will not be included in the results, but it is a good place to start getting an idea of which journals might be interested in your future article.
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