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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

Free Access to NCME TV Now Available from Becker Library


Becker Medical Library now provides subscriber access to NCME-TV, a series of professionally produced CME video programs on contemporary topics of interest to primary care physicians, hospitalists, and other specialists. NCME TV programs provide updates on important topics, including state-mandated CME topics, which are rarely covered by other CME providers.

Beginning in February 2008, and every month thereafter, a new CME-certified video is developed, released, and posted at The main categories for programs are:

  • Masters Programs on Critical Topics in Medicine
  • State-mandated CME Topics
  • Programs Covering Hospital Quality/Performance and Credentialing Issues
  • Late-Breaking and Hot Topics

Physicians can use a personal password to access the online program and receive CME credit for viewing it. Programs are available on-demand and can be accessed at any time. CME certificates are sent upon receipt of the activity evaluation.

To view any of the programs, a one-time registration using the NCME Hospital ID unique to Washington University is required. (Registration is available only to Washington University faculty and staff.) This ID can be found by linking in the Becker Medical Library catalog to any of the NCME TV on-line programs, e.g. Medical Ethics: Informed Consent to Medical Treatment. You will find full registration information in the catalog. Once you have registered, you can logon to the NCME-TV web site and view any of the programs. There are currently 10 programs available.

In addition to online access to each program, the Library provides access to a DVD copy of each new release. These are available for checkout at the Information Services desk.

If you have any questions about this exciting online service, please visit to the NCME TV web site ( or contact the Becker Library Information Services staff at 314-362-7085 or

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.