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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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Partek Genomics Suite Software Site License Now Available at Washington University

Beginning February 1, 2009, Partek GS will be available to the Washington University community at a greatly reduced rate through a site license managed by the Becker Library. Washington University users can obtain a license to download and install the software by completing the Partek GS Online Registration Form
Partek Genomic Suite

In an effort to provide both support and tools to the research community aimed to foster genomic insight, the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University School of Medicine has purchased a site license to Partek Genomics Suite (Partek GS). This software package is now freely available for download to the entire Washington University community.

Partek GS is a comprehensive suite of advanced statistics and interactive data visualization specifically designed to extract biological signals from genomic data. Partek GS can be used to analyze a wide variety of large genomic technologies, such as microarray-based gene and exon expression, copy number, mapping, tiling, and SNP data from major technology providers including Affymetrix, Agilent, Illumina, and Nimblegen. Please visit the Partek GS website for more information.

The Becker Library is partnering with the Genome Sequencing Center to assist with registration and user support. Washington University users can obtain a license to download and install the software by completing the Partek GS Online Registration Form. Partek has been obtained as a one year evaluation. Given the changing landscape of software, end users will be asked to provide feedback, and a determination will be made regarding renewal of the software license.

Partek will be providing free training sessions to be hosted at the Becker Library. Dates for these sessions will be announced shortly. In addition, the help menu of the Partek GS leads the user to a number of tutorials as well as a detailed user manual.

If you have any questions, please contact Lili Wang, Bioinformatics Specialist at the Becker Library at 314-362-2796 or via email at

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