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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 Students!

Becker Medical Library would like to welcome the Class of 2021 to Washington University School of Medicine! Below are some of our information services and resources that will help you make the most of your time here at WashU.

In order to use most of Becker Library’s electronic collection, you will need to be on the WUSM internet network. You can find WUSM internet connections in all WashU buildings, including Becker Library and the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. You can also access the WUSM network from off campus via your proxy account - simply log in to your proxy account from this address:

Helpful Guides

  • M1 Resource Guide: This guide includes links to journal articles and e-book texts for M1 courses, including physiology, human body, immunology and Practice of Medicine.
  • Becker Library Mobile Apps: This guide provides a comprehensive list of apps available to you via Becker Library subscriptions including UpToDate, UCentral/Unbound Medicine, Clinical Key and Read by QxMD.

Database Resources (find the latest research!)

  • PubMed: Database of over 27 million biomedical citations.
  • Embase: Literature database that is even more comprehensive than PubMed, especially in the areas of drug/pharmacology research and international journal coverage.
  • CINAHL Plus: Nursing and allied health literature.

Clinical Resources

  • UpToDate: Evidence-based clinical summaries.
  • ClinicalKey: Clinical summaries, e-books and multimedia materials.
  • AccessMedicine: E-books, Case Files Collection and other quick reference guides.

Additional Resources

Have questions or need help?  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at or (314) 362-7080.  You can also contact any of our Becker Medical Library staff directly using the information here:

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.