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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

Check out iMedical App’s Essential Apps for Intern Residents

iMedical Apps is a useful resource for learning about apps and mobile health trends. Their editors have recently published a list of apps that are recommended specifically for residents entering their intern year of residency:

Some of the apps listed in the article are linked to Becker or Barnes Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital subscriptions or resources. Here are some access tips for those resources:


The UpToDate Anywhere app is available to all those affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Here are detailed instructions for creating an UpToDate account and accessing the app on your mobile device: UpToDate Instructions


Micromedex is available at Barnes Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (it is not available via Becker Medical Library). You should be able to access the Micromedex app for free with the hospital’s subscription.


If you would like to try an alternative to Micromedex, Becker Library subscribes to Clinical Pharmacology, and there is a free Clinical Pharmacology app available (you need to request an activation code from the library to access the app).


For more recommended apps check out Becker’s Mobile Medicine Resource Guide


* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.