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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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It's Health Literacy Month - Be a Health Literacy Hero!

"Medical jargon avoid you must" sloganNine out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it is unfamiliar, complex and contains jargon. Limited health literacy costs the health care system money and results in higher-than-necessary morbidity and mortality. Yet ensuring patient materials and consent forms use plain, easily understood language sometimes falls through the cracks for busy physicians and researchers.

During Health Literacy Month in October, learn how to improve outcomes by making health literacy a priority. Becker Library offers free services and resources to help clinicians, investigators, staff and students improve written materials so they are easier to understand, and address the impact of literacy, culture and language in the health care setting.

Individual consultations and group presentations are available. Contact Mychal Voorhees at (314) 362-4734 or


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