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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

Temporary Suspension of Ovid MEDLINE AutoAlerts


Currently, the National Library of Medicine (NLM®) is working on its MEDLINE global data reload. The reload, which occurs annually, allows the NLM to update the controlled language MeSH® thesaurus and make other updates to the database fields. While this maintenance is being performed, no new records are added to MEDLINE.


Since the data is not being updated by the NLM, AutoAlert searches in MEDLINE will not be generated by Ovid. Ovid will commence AutoAlerts once they receive and process the data. The search results generated at that time will include all new data added since the previous update.

Please note that you will continue to receive AutoAlerts that run in either PREMEDLINE alone or in files that include both MEDLINE and Ovid MEDLINE® In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations. However, the alerts for these database files will ONLY include Ovid MEDLINE® In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citation records.

The 2008 MEDLINE Global Reload is expected to be completed on or about the week of January 7, 2008.

If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact the Becker Information Services Department at 314-362-7085, email, or use the Ask-A-Librarian button to submit your question.

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