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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

Washington University Librarians Co-Author Association of Research Libraries Report on Scholarly Output Assessment

Cathy Sarl, Senior Librarian for Evaluation and Assessment ServicesCathy Sarli

Becker librarians Cathy Sarli, Senior Librarian for Evaluation and Assessment Services, and Amy Suiter, Scholarly Publishing Librarian, along with Olin librarian Ruth Lewis co-authored the latest release in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series of "SPEC Kits" entitled Scholarly Output Assessment Activities. The SPEC Kit explores current ARL member library activities that help scholars manage and measure their output and impact. These activities include a broad range of services such as assisting authors with managing their scholarly identities, offering strategies to enhance discoverabilty of scholarly outputs, and helping authors track and report the impact of their work by providing resources and tools as well as guidance and training. 

Amy Suiter, Scholarly Publishing LibrarianAmy Suiter

The study includes examples of training materials, job descriptions, descriptions of assessment services, assessment reports, and research guides on scholarly output metrics. 

The Scholarly Output Assessment Activities SPEC Kit is now available online to the Washington University campus community through Olin Library's subscription or from other ARL subscriber institutions at

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL's mision is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. 

For more information on the assessment services available at Becker Library, please contact Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter or visit our Publishing and Evaluation Support webpage. 

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