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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

Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

David Sackett writes that "the practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."

Evidence Based Practice, also known as "empirically-supported treatment (EST), refers to preferential use of mental and behavioral health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness as treatments for specific problems." developed by Archie Cochrane. 

Is there a difference between EBM and EBP?

Yes. EBM is for medicine. EBP can be applied to any practice that is based on evidence. For example, a library collection built using use statistics is an example of EBP in Librarians.

What can the experts at Becker do for you?

  • Systematic Reviews: assistance with searching, citation management, and appraisal
  • Expert Literature Searches
  • Practice Standards and Guidelines literature support
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • News and Alerts that effect patient care practices
  • Grant Application Support: author citations, literature to support statements
  • Presentations and one-on-one consultations on library resources

Additionally, Becker Library maintains an "Evidence at Becker" guide to connect you to resources and services that support evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice.