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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
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Health Literacy Month

Did you know…

  • 9 out of 10 Americans have problems understanding health information?
  • health literacy is a stronger predictor of a person's health status than age, income, race, and education level?
  • poor health literacy costs the U.S. economy an estimated $106 to $238 billion annually?

October is Health Literacy Month, and the Becker Library is dedicated to supporting the WUSM community with its health literacy needs.  Through our Communicating for Health Program, faculty, staff, and students have access to customized health literacy trainings, presentations, and one-on-one consultations. Visit our website or contact Mychal Voorhees at to learn more about how we can help you.  

In the meantime, we’ve put together a quick list of resources from around the web to help you on your way to becoming a champion for health literacy:

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Health Literacy Online

National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Health Literacy  

MedlinePlus: Health Literacy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Health Literacy




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