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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

Public Health

What is public health?

There are many definitions, but public health refers to a combination of public and private-sector activities fulfilling society’s interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy (IOM, 1988).

What can the public health librarian at Becker do for you?

  • Consult on subscribed and free sources relevant for your research
  • Provide individual or group training on subscribed and free public health resources
  • Work with interdisciplinary research groups on campus to
    • assess training needs in finding public health information
    • design and deliver courses about effectively and efficiently finding public health information, for researchers or patient groups

The experts at Becker Library also do many activities for consumer health and engaging the community which contribute to public health initiatives at the School of Medicine and the wellness of the St. Louis community.

Additionally, the public health librarian is available to the public health programs supported by the Social Work Library, and the Institute for Public Health. Library staff work together to offer individual or group resource orientations, or instruction sessions appropriately based in the curriculum.