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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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The Impact of Media on Research Findings

A research team at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine published their findings in the February 15, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In conclusion, evidence from this study suggests that treatment with amoxicillin for 10 days offers little clinical benefit for most patients with clinically diagnosed uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis.”

Reference: Garbutt JM, Banister C, Spitznagel E, Piccirillo JF. Amoxicillin for acute rhinosinusitis: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012;307(7):685-692.

YouTube: “Interview with Dr Piccirillo, Author of Amoxicillin for Acute Rhinosinusitis.”  


Since the findings were published, a number of online media outlets have reported on the study findings.

Based on review of the reports, there have been 73 Tweets, 96 Facebook recommendations, 17 comments posted by readers, and 18 other uses of social bookmarking/commentary tools noted.  

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