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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

Demonstrating Impact from Academic Books or Book Chapters

How can authors of books and book chapters track the impact of their published works? Several ways include:

  • How many libraries hold the book in their collections? Check WorldCat to find how many libraries have a record for the book in their collections.
  • Is the book noted on any Best Seller lists?
  • Are there any book reviews?  To find book reviews, check bibliographic databases that index book reviews, Google Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, publisher websites, to name a few. Some reviews are available in video format.
  • Are there any discussions about the book in the Amazon Customer Discussion forum?
  • Is the book available in an e-reader format as well as print?
  • Has the book been publicly recommended on Google+?
  • Has the book been tweeted on Twitter?
  • Is the book noted on a publisher’s best-seller list?
  • What are the sales figures for the book?
  • Has the book been included in bibliographies?
  • Has the book or book chapter been cited in subsequent publications? Some bibliographic databases provide citation data to book or book chapters from scholarly literature. One example of a database is the Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index.
  • Has the author been invited to present on the topic related to the book or book chapter?
  • Has the author been invited to book signings?
  • Are there subsequent editions to the book?
  • Are there any translations of the book?
  • Has your book been awarded any prizes such as the PROSE Award or noted by an organization as having made a significant contribution to a field?

Any others?

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