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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

SciFinder Access is Now Web Only

SciFinder Web

SciFinder, the interface to the Chemical Abstract Society's Chemical Abstracts and Registry databases, is available to the WUSM community solely through the web-based SciFinder Web interface, effective July 31, 2008. Access to the SciFinder databases through the client-side software application ended as of July 31st.

The web interface requires users to register for an account. To register, go to the CAS SciFinder Registration Form. CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society and the publisher of SciFinder, provides an online training and support web site that provides tutorials, how-to guides, and an interactive demo.

Once you have registered, go to to sign in. The Washington University School of Medicine community is limited to 2 concurrent users, so please remember to sign off at the end of each session.

For more information about or assistance with SciFinder Web, contact Kim Lipsey at 314-362-4733 or

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.