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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 in the Community – Health Information Training at the St. Louis Public Library

Public Health Librarian Will Olmstadt instructs SLPL staff
Public Health Librarian Will Olmstadt instructs SLPL staff on searching for consumer health information.
PECaD Program Coordinator Monique Norfolk leads cancer information training
Monique Norfolk, PECaD Program Coordinator, leads a training session on cancer information resources.
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As part of an ongoing partnership to provide the St. Louis community with better access to credible health information the St. Louis Public Library, the Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine, and the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) at the Siteman Cancer Center provided a training session for public library staff on finding health information on the web. The three hour training session presented on July 25th at the newly reopened Central Branch library in downtown St. Louis focused on:

  • Credible, free resources of health information such as

  • Free resources for cancer information from the National Cancer Institute

  • Subscription products from EBSCO available via the public library

The training, presented by staff from the SLPL, Becker Library and PECaD, was structured so that attendees could compare and evaluate information obtained from all of these resources by answering a variety of health and cancer related questions. This is the second year the training session was offered and the interactive, hands-on experience was attended by 16 SLPL librarians.

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