Biomedical Information

The library’s collection of books, journals, databases, and other resources that directly support the teaching, research, and patient care missions of the medical school. 

Becker resources: Books, journals and mobile apps

Becker Library secures, catalogs and provides access to electronic and print resources, both proactively and in response to the evolving needs of faculty, staff and students.   

121K e-book downloads, 2m article downloads, 206k database searches
Most accessed journals: Nature, New England Journal of Medicine. Student-favorite e-books: Gray's Anatomy for Students and Robbins & Cotran Pathological Basis of Disease. Most-used app: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

New acquisitions

20 new journals added

New titles are considered often, and added based on collecting scope, patron requests and budget. New journal titles added in FY22 included:

  • New England Journal of Medicine-Evidence
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 

Resources for new genetic counseling program

Librarians worked with faculty to develop a required or recommended textbook collection for the School of Medicine’s new genetic counseling program that began admitting students in Fall 2021. Students in the program received a library orientation presentation, and a comprehensive subject guide that compiles necessary information and research resources. 

Librarians collaborated to create a web-based subject guide for Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Resources (
2022 Annual Report