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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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November is best time to license IPA and PyMOL research software

Several research software tools are widely used on campus and researchers, therefore, benefit from Becker Library serving as a hub for bulk licensing and passing discounts along to licensees. Two such tools offered through Becker licensing – Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) and PyMOL – renew each November, and cannot be prorated if licensed at any other time of year. It is therefore advantageous for researchers to consider new subscriptions each fall as that’s when they will get the most out of the licensing fee.

SnapGene also renews each November, but unlike IPA and PyMOL, can be prorated if licensed at any other time of year.

Brief descriptions of IPA and PyMOL are below – follow the links to learn more about each, including system requirements, availability and new user licensing forms.

  • Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) has a broad set of features that allow you to quickly understand and visualize your data. It covers a wide range of applications and technologies including biomarker discovery, metabolomics, microRNA research, next-generation sequencing data analysis, proteomics, toxicogenomics, and transcriptomics. Learn more about IPA »
  • PyMOL from Schrödinger is a popular molecular visualization application, used to examine molecular coordinates and render publication quality pictures of proteins and small molecules. Learn more about PyMOL »

Visit for information on all of Becker Library’s research software licensing and training programs.

Please contact Marcy Vana or Maze Ndonwi with any questions.

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