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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

Welcome New Residents and Fellows!

The staff of Becker Medical Library is here to assist with your information needs through a variety of traditional and innovative library and information services. In fact, helping you – whether in person or via phone or email – is our professional passion! We encourage you to reach out with any question no matter how big or small. Contact us at (314) 362-7080 or

Below are just a few of the resources and services available to you from the library, which are all provided free of charge except where resource-related fees are noted in the linked material. 


  • Clinical Care Apps: These include UpToDate, UCentral (includes Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics), Clinical Key, Clinical Pharmacology and Access Medicine. Visit our Mobile Medicine Guide to learn how to access and install these on your mobile device.
  • Drug Guides/Pharmaceutical Resources: These include Lexicomp, Clinical Pharmacology and Natural Medicines.
  • Database Resources: Find high-quality evidence by using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Scopus and more. Browse our full list of databases.
  • Study/Work Space: Open space with a variety of seating options is available on the library's lower level and floors 1-4, though the second floor is temporarily closed for renovation. A limited number of PCs are also available on the first floor.


  • Literature Searches: Becker staff can put together article searches for you or provide individual/small group database instruction. Simply email
  • Systematic Reviews: Our Systematic Review Service will create comprehensive search strategies for your systematic review project. Explore our Systematic Reviews Guide to learn more.
  • Publishing and Evaluation Support: Becker staff can help you select the best publication for your manuscript submission, determine your h-index, or answer questions about NIH grant publication reporting requirements. Explore our Publishing and Evaluation Services Overview to learn more.
  • Communicating for Health Program: This program offers customizable presentations, tailored trainings and consultations in the areas of health information, health literacy and health communication. Explore our Communicating for Health Program Overview to learn more.

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.