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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy

Affiliated Libraries

The Bernard Becker Medical Library has several affiliate locations throughout the medical campus in an effort to better serve library patrons.

Family Resource Center - St. Louis Children's Hospital

Family Resource Center Information
Location: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
Third Floor, Room 3S-12
Phone: 314-454-2350
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Family Resource Center (FRC) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a pediatric health information library with consumer-friendly resources for families and the community. By offering families the opportunity to learn about their child’s health condition, the FRC enables them to make well-informed decisions and become full partners with their child’s health care team.

The FRC opened in 1999. With a staff of pediatric nurses and a librarian from the Becker Library, families receive both up to date information and personalized service.

The FRC is open to the public and customer service is a high priority. All services are designed with convenience in mind. Clients may borrow materials from the library or use the business center services: computer, fax, copier, laptop hook ups, etc. For families or caregivers who have specific questions about their child’s health, a customized packet of information can be sent to their home or delivered to their child’s bedside. All services are free of charge.

The FRC has materials on topics ranging from asthma and diabetes to family life issues and safety. The collection includes material appropriate for children, teens and adults and addresses literacy issues as well. Books, brochures, DVDs and consumer health databases are all available in the FRC.

St. Louis Children's Hospital Medical Library

SLCH Medical Library Information
Location: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
Phone: 314-454-2768
Hours: Librarian available Mon-Wed: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The St. Louis Children’s Hospital Medical Library serves the faculty and staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

The SLCH Medical Library provides the following services:

  • EBSCO Discovery Service
    (This resource requires a username and password. Please contact Emily Gallaher at or 314-454-2768.)
  • Literature searches
  • Bibliographic support, instruction, and reference
  • Clinical support
  • Library skills refresher class
  • Database instruction
  • Presentations available on request
  • 24 hour badge access
  • 4 BJC computers
  • 4 WU computers – access to Becker’s online journal, database, and ebook collections
  • Printing
  • Fax