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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

Thinking about writing a grant?

Want to see what grants have been funded?   The RePORTER databases can help.

The new version of Federal RePORTER has recently been released. It includes data from projects funded by the following federal agencies:

  • NIH
  • CDC
  • FDA
  • NSF
  • NASA
  • EPA
  • USDA
  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Department of Defense programs:
    • Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM)
    • Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

You can search by principal investigator, organization, text phrase, project number and agency.  Search results will include project titles, descriptions and funding.  The results can be visualized in different ways and may give you new insight into funding patterns in your research area.  Here’s an image from the interactive Circles visualization based on a search for “social network analysis” among the FY2013 projects:

Circles visualization of project keywords

The Federal RePORTER gives you information from many more agencies but note that data are current through federal fiscal year 2013 (FY2013).  


If you are looking specifically for NIH-funded projects and you need the most up-to-date data, try the NIH RePORTER site.  NIH RePORTER includes data from all NIH-funded research and projects and you can search and limit by PI name, organization name, specific agency, fiscal year, and text phrase.  The results provided by NIH RePORTER include the current federal fiscal year (FY2015).

NIH RePORTER is currently testing a feature called Matchmaker that may help you find researchers or topics that align with your project.  Matchmaker allows you to enter up to 15,000 characters of scientific text and then it will return a list of the 100 most similar projects in the database. You can explore project descriptions and budgets and export results.  

If you need assistance navigating the RePORTER databases, please contact Amy Suiter or Cathy Sarli.

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.