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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

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.  

What Happens Online in 60 Seconds?

What happens online in 60 seconds? Infographic from Qmee.

Are You a PACR for the NIH Public Access Monitor (PACM) Resource?

The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) resource has been updated to reflect a number of changes.

PubMed Commons: A New Forum

 NCBI has released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed that allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts. Called PubMed Commons, this service is an initiative of the NIH leadership in response to repeated requests by the scientific community for such a forum to be part of PubMed.