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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
AccessMedicine
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
AccessMedicine
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
ScienceDirect
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
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Building your NIH Biosketch: Get the link you need for Section C

In your NIH Biosketch, you have the option of including a URL (link) to a full list of your published work. The link is optional but if you choose to use it, the link MUST be to a .gov website. You can’t use a link to your university webpage, lab website or other site.

Spotlight on Washington University from SciVal

SciVal offers access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 countries using publication, citation and usage data from Scopus. Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature that contains 38 million publication records representing 21,915 journals worldwide covering the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. SciVal is built on an integrated modular platform that allows for analysis of research performance of Washington University and other research entities such as institutions, countries, research groups, individual researchers, and research topics.

Scholarly Publishing Round-up July 2017: Citations and Metrics

The influence of a five-sentence letter, a review of author profiles in databases, a plea for objective metrics, and article title characteristics are among the topics of the Round-up for July 2017.

NIH Grant Support Index (GSI) and Other Metrics

NIH reviews the Grant Support Index (GSI) and encourages the use of metrics to assess the impact of NIH funding.

Selecting a Journal for Publication - New Online Guide and Presentations Available

Recently the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) revised its instructions for authors stating that "autho

Scholarly Publishing Round-up May 2017

Learn about our new guide for authors to help select a journal for publication, changes in Scopus, and readings that discuss preprints, peer review, dissemination of research findings, to name a few.

NIH Encourages Use of Preprints and Other Interim Research Products

A new notice from the NIH (Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products, NOT-OD-17-050) indicates that interim research products, including preprints, can soon be cited where other research products are cited. This includes the NIH Biosketch and Section C of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR), among others. The change is effective for all applications submitted for the May 25, 2017 due date and beyond, and for RPPRs submitted on or after May 25, 2017. The NIH encourages investigators to use interim research products but does not require their use. Preprints do not apply under the NIH Public Access Policy. This guide notice does not apply to clinical trial registration. See ClinicalTrials.gov about registration of clinical trial protocols.

Scholarly Publishing Round-up March 2017

Learn about correcting records for your works in PubMed, upcoming classes on the NIH Policy, My Bibliography and the NIH Biosketch, and pre-prints.