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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.

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AccessMedicine
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
AccessMedicine
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
ScienceDirect
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UpToDate Online
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Free eLearning modules can help residents become better instructors

Residents are increasingly becoming involved in medical student education, but few have had formal teaching training or experience.

Ace the USMLE and other exams with practice tests and self-assessments from Becker Library

Becker Medical Library has several resources our users can use for free to help prepare for the USMLE, other licensure exams, and tests.

Natural Medicines: Providing evidence-based information about herbal, complementary, and alternative medicine

Can green tea actually aid weight loss? Can acupuncture cure anxiety? We are bombarded by claims about the healing properties of herbal or vitamin supplements, and it can be difficult to ascertain if these claims have any merit.

Spotlight on Medical Apps: Simulation Apps

Medical students and physicians may be accustomed to using simulators when practicing a new medical or surgical technique, but simulations are usually conducted in labs or classrooms using expensive equipment.

Spotlight on Evidence Based Medicine: The ACP Journal Club

One commonly cited barrier to practicing evidence based medicine is the time involved with finding and critically appraising evidence.
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BMJ gets in the holiday spirit: check out research on chocolate survival time, James Bond’s potential alcoholism, and more!

Every year around the holidays, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) publishes a series of fun research articles. The topics are light-hearted, but well-researched.

Search for Images in UpToDate

UpToDate is well-known as a resource for finding evidence-based clinical summaries for a wide range of diseases and medical conditions.  One feature of UpToDate that some may not be familiar with, however, is the ability to search for images. 

Reducing Potential Harm with ClinicalTrials.gov

A recent article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has highlighted the importance of the publication of the results of clinical trials.