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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

The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) Tool

The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) Tool is a database of works that NIH believes a particular grantee institution is responsible for under the terms of the NIH Public Access Policy. PACM may or may not contain all applicable works and some works may be exempt from the NIH Policy.  PACM is not used as a reporting or monitoring tool for NIH.

Each department, division or program on campus has a designated PACR who is able to run reports on PACM. Please contact Laura Langton: to find out who the designated PACR is for your group or to be assigned as a PACR for your group.  Each work as noted in PACM should be reviewed to determine whether compliance is required.

To help understand a PACM Report, a new guidance document is available: Understanding a Public Access Compliance (PACM) Report. The document provides a screenshot of a PACM Report and explains what each column means to help determine what steps need to be taken to bring a work into compliance if necessary.

If you would like to schedule a session on the NIH Policy for your group, please contact Cathy Sarli: to arrange for a session. We provide informal, hands-on sessions to review My Bibliography pages, troubleshoot works with missing PMCIDs, and answer any questions. Journal lists containing information as to Submission Methods are also provided. Sessions can be held at your office location for convenience.


* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.