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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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Natural Standard Database Now Available through Becker Library

Becker Medical Library now offers a subscription to Natural Standard, a key tool for researching complementary and alternative therapies. The product is overseen by an international editorial board of physicians and pharmacists.

Natural Standard

The editorial staff uses a grading system for evidence ranging from A (strong scientific evidence) to F (strong negative scientific evidence), with another categorization for "Lack of Evidence." Searches for evidence are conducted in 10 international databases, and topics are updated every 3-18 months, while critical updates are made immediately. References are linked to PubMed citations.

Natural Standard is searchable in a variety of ways:

  • By name of food, herb or supplement of interest
  • By specific medical conditions
  • By brand name
  • By comparative effectiveness, letting you see at a glance all the graded evidence on a particular condition

Natural Standard also features:

  • Podcasts on topics in complementary and alternative medicine
  • Interactive calculators
  • Patient handouts
  • Nutrition database
Natural Standard Podcast

Access is IP-based for an unlimited number of concurrent users. Visit and click the green "Login" button at the left to accept the license agreement and begin using the database.

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