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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

New Embase Classes from Becker Library

Embase is a powerful biomedical database available to the Washington University Medical Center community via Becker Medical Library. We are now pleased to offer two Embase training courses:

Going Beyond PubMed: An Introduction to Embase
Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Becker Library Room 405
During this introductory session, users will learn how to access Embase, build searches, use limits/filters, and save/export search results. By the end of the session, participants should feel more confident using and exploring Embase to find evidence for research or clinical questions.

Embase for Clinical Point-of-Care Searching
Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Becker Library Room 405
During this brief class, participants will learn how to use Embase’s PICO search, a tool which provides search boxes formatted to utilize synonyms, controlled vocabulary and Boolean in the PICO(T) format, easily producing relevant results. By the end of the class participants will:

  • Practice using the PICO framework to search for biomedical information based on real-life clinical scenarios.
  • Implement effective search strategies to be used at the bedside in real time to inform patient care decisions.

Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Click here to register.

Can’t make it to these sessions? More will be offered throughout the year - check the site for more dates as they are announced.

We can also bring our Embase classes to you! Both classes are designed to be fully customizable for you or your department’s learning needs. Contact us at to get started. 


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Ebola virus from Mali blood sample,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, used under CC BY -NC 2.0, color adjusted from original

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