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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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Some things you might not know about Google Scholar

Since 2004, Google Scholar has been widely used for searching the biomedical literature. Google Scholar is not a “human-curated” database but a search engine that prowls the entire internet and attempts to narrow the results to “scholarly” ones based on machine-automated criteria. It searches the full text of articles instead of just titles and abstracts, which can sometimes make searches less precise.

Wiley Online Library Migration

Updated: Wiley Online Library is migrating to a new flexible, forward-facing publishing platform hosted on Atypon, the leading scientific and scholarly digital platform provider. The migration did not occur February 24-25. 
Historiae animalium by Gesner  (Front Endsheet)

1914 Rare Book Donation Tied to Influential Doc

William Osler (1849-1919) is one of the most influential figures in North American medicine.

Invitation to Submit a Manuscript for Peer Review: What Should Authors Do?

Authors on campus report they are receiving emails inviting them to submit a manuscript for peer review. Some invitations may be from credible journals; others may be from unscrupulous journals seeking to exploit authors. In most instances, an invited publication is solicited by one’s peers and known colleagues, and from an established journal.

Becker Library Releases its Strategic Vision, “Foundation for the Future”

Becker Medical Library has recently completed its strategic planning process and is proud to unveil its Foundation for the Future report. This is the culmination of many conversations with faculty; research, clinical and administrative staff; and students to gain insights on how the library can better meet their needs. The report describes six strategies that will guide the library’s development of resources and services in the upcoming years. 

Join us at the Health Happening on Feb. 13

Stop by and see us at the School of Medicine's annual Health Happening on Tuesday, Feb.13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Eric P. Newman Education Center. We're excited to discuss consumer health issues and resources with you!

Notable African-Americans in Science & Technology Poster Series

American innovation is richer due to the many contributions of African-American scientists and inventors. From Colonial times through today, African-Americans and others from the African diaspora have contributed to advancements in the natural, formal and social sciences.
Lenabell Bell and Chaplin with other members of Chaplin’s lab, 1972.

Advancing Sickle Cell Treatment in the Mid-20th Century

One of the great pioneers in research at Washington University School of Medicine was Lenabell McClelland Bell.