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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

Becker Library RSS Feeds

Subscribing to Becker Library's RSS feeds is a great way to receive timely updates about resources, classes, exhibits, workshops and more from the library.  Below are several of our feeds along with some additional information regarding RSS.

News from Becker Briefs

Upcoming Classes & Events

New Acquisitions at Becker


You may also want to consider using RSS feeds to keep up with other groups, topics or interests such as:

  • Literature on your topic?
  • New works by an author?
  • Table of contents from electronic journals?
  • Latest news headlines?

quick tip Several library databases and publishers offer personal accounts that allow you to save customized searches. Often times the saved searches can be put out as RSS feeds, allowing you to monitor your search for new results without having to visit the site or database. Email alert services send periodic emails detailing your search results (see below for more information).


More About RSS

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML format for sharing headlines and other Web content, allowing users to browse headlines with a news-reader or aggregator program. The RSS news-reader or aggregator checks RSS-enabled Web pages and then organizes and displays any new or updated articles that it finds. Aggregators are typically constructed as extensions to a Web browser (such as Mozilla Firefox), as extensions to an email program (such as Microsoft Outlook), or as standalone programs. There are also Web-based RSS aggregators such as My Yahoo or Bloglines that require no software installation and make the user’s RSS feeds available on any computer with Web access.

Learn more about RSS:

Converting RSS Feeds into Email Alerts

If you prefer email alerts to RSS readers and aggregators, there are several services available on the web that will convert RSS feeds into email alerts. Suggested services include: