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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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New Electronic Resources and Databases


ResearchChannel, a non-profit media and technology organization, was founded in 1996 by leading research and academic institutions in order to share the work of their researchers with the public. ResearchChannel's web site features an extensive online library of over 3,000 free, full-length, streaming videos, with many titles relevant to the Washington University School of Medicine community, such as:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease: Silent Killer
  • Addressing Childhood Obesity
  • Genomics and the Future of Medicine
  • Probing Genes and Genomes
  • Trends in Autoantibody Testing

To browse by subject, click "Programs A-Z" at the top left, and follow the menus. Videos open in QuickTime or Windows Media Player at your preferred bandwidth.



Becker Medical Library has added the following two databases. Access is IP-based and open to an unlimited number of concurrent users.

Natural Standard
Natural Standard

Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies. The mission of this collaboration is to provide objective, reliable information that aids clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions to make more informed and safer therapeutic decisions. Through systematic aggregation and analysis of scientific data, incorporation of historic and folkloric perspectives, consultation with multidisciplinary editorial experts, use of validated grading scales, and blinded peer-review processes, Natural Standard builds evidence-based and consensus-based content.

As the volume of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) safety concerns and scientific research increases, clinicians and patients are faced with progressively complex therapeutic decisions. These issues, coupled with a growing consciousness amongst practitioners that many patients utilize CAM therapies, has created a need for high-quality information services and decision support utilities.

However, there has been a scarcity of rigorous, peer-reviewed, evidence-based resources in this area. Sources of CAM information are often not updated with appropriate frequency, rely on anecdotal evidence rather than an evidence-based approach, are not rooted in academic health centers, are not scientifically rigorous, and do not encompass a multidisciplinary approach.

In response to this need, the Natural Standard Research Collaboration was formed as a multidisciplinary, multi-institution initiative in January 2000. Natural Standard content and rigorous methodology are designed to address issues of safety and efficacy that directly pertain to the questions raised by clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions.


Business Source Premier
EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost's Business Source Premier is the industry's most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications.

Business Source Premier contains full text from the world's top management and marketing journals including Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Marketing, etc. The database also includes other sources of full text information such as country economic reports from the EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group and CountryWatch and detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies. Business Source Premier provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922, including Academy of Management Journal, Accounting Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, California Management Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Management Science, and Operations Research. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Business Source Premier contains PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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