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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 Licensing Arrangement for Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA) Software

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.

Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (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.

In response to a number of requests from researchers, Becker Medical Library purchased a site license for Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA) software which provided free unrestricted access for the entire Washington University School of Medicine community through June 2007. The response to the trial period for this software was overwhelmingly positive and we are pleased to announce that we have purchased four concurrent user licenses for Washington University School of Medicine researchers to keep pace with user demand. Based on past use of the software, this high level of access should ensure that IPA is available whenever it is needed. We can provide yearly access to IPA for $850 per account, a savings of almost 60% off the cost of a single user license if it were purchased directly from Ingenuity ($2,000). The access period began on August 1, 2007 and runs through July 31, 2008.

You may register for use of the library's IPA license at

Shortly after we receive your information, you will receive a confirmation email containing your 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. Please contact Pat Gunn at or Kristi Holmes at if you have any questions about this registration process.

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