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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 the 2016 BMJ Christmas Issue

Every year the British Medical Journal (BMJ) includes a series of witty, light-hearted, or simply thought-provoking articles and editorials in their holiday issue. Here are a few selections*:

Is Caviar a Risk Factor for Being a Millionaire?

Anders Huitfeldt examines the concept of “risk factor” using an unusual research topic!

Gotta Catch'em All!: Pokemon GO and Physical Activity among Young Adults: Difference in Differences Study (Open Access)

This cohort study sought to estimate the effect of playing Pokemon GO on the number of steps taken daily by young adults and to see if an increase in number of steps was sustained over time.

Sniffing out Significant "Pee Values": Genome Wide Association Study of Asparagus Anosmia (Open Access)

The objective of this research study was to "determine the inherited factors associated with the ability to smell asparagus metabolites in urine."

Fake Penicillin, The Third Man, and Operation Claptrap

Paul Newton and Brigitte Timmermann uncover the truth that inspired Graham Greene’s film, The Third Man, and highlight a continuing problem with the manufacture of fake prescription drugs.

War Games and Diagnostic Errors

Valerie Vaughn and her co-authors explore how cognitive biases almost led to disaster during the Cold War, and how lessons from history can help clinicians reconsider causes of diagnostic errors.

The Gatekeeper and the Wizard: The Gatekeepers goes Digital

Paul Hodgkin examines the changing role of general practitioners in the digital age.

Evidence, Expertise, and Facts in the “Post-Truth” Society

This timely editorial looks back at Oxford English dictionary’s word of the year (post-truth) and reflects on why seeking and explaining evidence to all is still vitally important.

This year the BMJ also has a Christmas Advent Calendar where you can read a different classic article each day from past holiday issues:

You can access the complete BMJ here:

* Note: You must be on the WUSM internet network or logged into a proxy/remote access account to access these articles, unless otherwise noted as "Open Access"


* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.