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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

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis 4.0 (IPA) Software Site License Now Available

As of September 15, 2008, Becker Library no longer supports IPA. MetaCore from GeneGo is available through the Library for data mining and pathway analysis. Please see the MetaCore registration page for more information.

Becker Medical Library is happy to announce the purchase of a site license for Ingenuity Pathway Analysis 4.0 (IPA) software for the Washington University School of Medicine community. IPA is a software application that enables biologists and bioinformaticians to identify the biological mechanisms, pathways, and functions most relevant to their experimental datasets or genes of interest. It allows researchers to graphically view, analyze, and query data in a comprehensive and seamless manner to understand molecular interactions, biological functions and disease on multiple levels. For more detail information about what IPA can do for you, please go to:

Access to IPA during the 2007 fiscal year is free for the entire medical school community. Access is unrestricted through May 2007, after which only two concurrent users will be allowed at a time. To request access to IPA, please send an email to Pat Gunn at with the following information:

Phone Number
Campus Box

After registration, Ingenuity Systems will send each registrant, via e-mail, their individual password and login instructions.

Please note, the first time you login to your IPA account, it may take a few minutes to load the application. Additionally, please disable all pop-up blockers prior to signing in as they may prevent the application from loading.

For technical questions, please contact Dr. Lili Wang at 314-362-7085 or Dr. Kristi Holmes at 314-362-4737.

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.