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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
Publishing and Research Impact Information for Authors

The Impact of NIH Research

Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently provided testimony before the House Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations. An excerpt of Dr. Collins' testimony follows: "There is much good news to report about the science that we support. NIH has been advancing our understanding of health and disease for more than a century; scientific and technological breakthroughs generated by NIH-supported research are behind much of the gains our country has enjoyed in health and longevity. For example, deaths from heart attack have fallen by more than 60 percent over the past 40 years, while deaths from stroke have declined 70 percent. Cancer death rates have been dropping about 1 percent annually for the past 15 years — life expectancy gains that save the nation billions of dollars. HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention now enable us to envision the first AIDS-free generation since this virus emerged more than 30 years ago. NIH research also has given us vaccines to protect against an array of life-threatening diseases, including cervical cancer, influenza, and meningitis. We can look forward to a future in which advanced prevention and treatment strategies such as these allow everyone to have a significantly better chance of living a long and healthy life."

Interview with George Weinstock

The Academic Executive Brief: Interdisciplinary Research | Volume 3, Issue 2 – 2013, features George Weinstock, Associate Director of The Genome Institute and Professor of Genetics and Molecular Microbiology.

Use of Social Media in Medicine

An informative review on the use of social media in medicine was recently published and includes guidelines for healthcare providers re use of socia media tools in a safe and ethical manner.

New Data Policy from PLOS

PLOS, one of the leaders in open-access scientific publishing, has recently updated its data policy.  Beginning March 1, 2014, authors submitting research articles to PLOS journals must include a Data Availability Statement to be published with the article if accepted.

Digital Commons@Becker Adds 2,000th Open Access Publication to Collection

Digital Commons@Becker recently marked a significant milestone with the addition of its 2,000th publication to the WUSM Open Access Publications collection.

Curating: A Critical Task for Authors

In today’s crowded and competitive academic environment, it is critical that authors take the steps to “curate” themselves.  Curate is based on the Latin word cura, loosely translated as “care.” 

The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) Tool

The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) Tool is a database of works that NIH believes a particular grantee institution is responsible for under the terms of the NIH Public Access Policy.

Web of Science Database Update

Thomson Reuters is revamping their Web of Science database as of January 14, 2014.