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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

Scholarly Publishing Round-up

Do you have an ORCID iD?

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes authors from other authors and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between authors and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized.

Why Bother With an ORCID iD?

  • Establish a unique presence for yourself, regardless of name variants or affiliation history.
  • Distinguish yourself from other authors especially if you have a common name.
  • Ensure that you receive credit for your research activities and outputs throughout your research career.
  • Use your ORCID profile page to share information about your research activities and outputs.
  • Obtain article-level usage data for research outputs using the Altmetric bookmarklet.
  • Some publishers require ORCID iDs for authors before submitting a manuscript for peer review.
  • Some publishers require ORCID iDs of reviewers.
  • Some funding agencies embed ORCID iDs in funding workflows.
  • Auto-populate a NIH Biosketch with information in your ORCID profile via SciENcv in your My NCBI account.
  • Some professional societies and organizations integrate ORCID iDs as part of membership and meeting workflows.  
  • Some databases embed ORCID iDs in author profiles.

Complete list of participating publishers and organizations.

For more information on ORCID, see:


Upcoming Classes

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Using SciENcv and My Bibliography for the NIH Biosketch

  • Friday July 17, 2015
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The Intricacies of Characterizing a Scientific Journal's Performance

Hoppeler HH. J Exp Biol. 2014 Nov 1;217(Pt 21):3773-4.

“Foremost, and possibly most important, any scientist needs to publish their research for their particular audience of peers.”

Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Kapp B, et al. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Apr 30;11(4):e1004214.

“Initiating and successfully maintaining cross-disciplinary collaborations can be challenging but highly rewarding. We describe the key benefits, as well as some possible pitfalls, arising from collaborations between scientists with very different backgrounds.”

Predatory Publishing, Questionable Peer Review, and Fraudulent Conferences

Bowman, JD. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Dec 15; 78(10): 176.

“Open-access is a model for publishing scholarly, peer-reviewed journals on the Internet that relies on sources of funding other than subscription fees. Some publishers and editors have exploited the author-pays model of open-access, publishing for their own profit. Submissions are encouraged through widely distributed e-mails on behalf of a growing number of journals that may accept many or all submissions and subject them to little, if any, peer review or editorial oversight. Bogus conference invitations are distributed in a similar fashion. The results of these less than ethical practices might include loss of faculty member time and money, inappropriate article inclusions in curriculum vitae, and costs to the college or funding source.”

Researcher Perspectives on Publication and Peer Review of Data

Kratz JE, Strasser C. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 23;10(2):e0117619.

A survey of scientists was undertaken to learn more about data publication. "The authors found that researcher expectations of data publication center on availability, generally through an open database or repository. Few respondents expected published data to be peer-reviewed, but peer-reviewed data enjoyed much greater trust and prestige. The importance of adequate metadata was acknowledged, in that almost all respondents expected data peer review to include evaluation of the data’s documentation. Formal citation in the reference list was affirmed by most respondents as the proper way to credit dataset creators. Citation count was viewed as the most useful measure of impact, but download count was seen as nearly as valuable.”

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