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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

Webinar: World Tour of Genomics Resources

OpenHelix logoWebinar:
Thursday, November 10th, 10:00 PST/1:00 EST

There are thousands of bioinformatics and genomics resources that are free and publicly accessible. However, trying to find the right resource for your need, and learn how to use the often complex features and functions can be difficult.

Come explore ways that you can quickly find and effectively learn how to use resources It will include a tour of example resources, organized by categories such as Algorithms and Analysis tools, expression resources, genome browsers (General, Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic/Microbial), Literature and text mining resources, and resources focused on nucleotides, proteins, pathways, disease and variation. At the end of the workshop, you'll learn how to find resources with the OpenHelix free search interface, learning to use resources with OpenHelix tutorials, and a discussion of additional methods of learning about resources.

You'll learn:

  • about several bioscience resources in various subject categories
  • to find the right resource using the OpenHelix search interface
  • how to quickly learn to use resources through OpenHelix tutorials,
  • site documentation, mailing lists, etc.
  • about additional resources for discovering resources to meet your research needs

Thursday, November 10th, 10:00 PST/1:00 EST


Access for Washington University faculty, staff, and students:

Becker Medical Library provides access to the full catalog of tutorials at Open Helix for everyone at Washington University.  Simply register for access using your "" email account at

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.