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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
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News and Tips for Getting the Most from Library Resources

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

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

New PubMed Feature: Relevance Ranking of Search Results

PubMed recently released a new feature that allows users to sort search results by relevance ranking (popular resources like Google also use relevance ranking).
Thieme E-Book Library

Thieme E-Book Library on your iPad, iPhone or Android tablet

Read and study E-Books from the Thieme E-Book Library on your iPad, iPhone or Android tablet.

UpToDate Anywhere Mobile App Now Available

UpToDate’s app for mobile devices is now available to all students, faculty, and staff of the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Tips for Finding High Quality Medical Apps

According to a recent market research study, 85% of U.S. physicians own or use a smartphone as part of professional practice [].  Smartphones and tablets may soon be as ubiquitous in the exam room as stethoscopes, but there...