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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

Washington University Customized Copyright Addendum

The Washington University Copyright Addendum form will generate a customized PDF that authors can attach to a journal publisher’s copyright form to retain specific rights that are not expressly stated by the publisher. Any combination of these rights may be selected. Please note that the WU Addendum allows authors to retain rights to the peer-reviewed manuscript version; not the final published article. The peer-reviewed manuscript version reflects all the changes made as a result of the peer review process.

WU authors are NOT required to use the WU Addendum. It is a tool for authors to use if they wish to retain rights that are not expressly stated in journal publisher’s copyright form. For more information on rights for authors please see Authors and Copyright.

Specific rights that authors can select from include:

  1. Comply with the NIH Public Access Policy
  2. Comply with funding agency policies for public access
  3. Post the work on an institutional or laboratory website 
    Archive the work on an institutional repository
  4. Present the work at conference or meeting and give copies of the work to attendees
    Retain oral rights to the work
    Post the work on Reserves
    Use all or part of the work as a basis for a future publication
    Use data or images in a future publication
    Send copies of the work to colleagues

Instructions for Completion of the WU Addendum:

  1. Complete the form as indicated.
  2. Select the “Specific Rights” boxes for the rights you want to retain.
  3. Review carefully and select “Submit.”
  4. An email will be sent to the address provided with the addendum attached as a PDF file.
  5. Save the PDF form that is generated.
  6. Print the addendum, sign and date it.
  7. Beneath your signature on the publisher’s copyright form add “Subject to Attached Addendum.”
  8. Staple the WU Addendum to the publisher’s copyright form.
  9. Retain copies of both forms.


The addendum generated from this form will be sent to the email address you provide. *Your email address must end with 

Enter the full title of the article, as it will appear in the published version

Enter the full name of the journal in which the article will be published. Do not use abbreviated titles.

Enter the full name (first name, middle initial, last name) of each author, as it will appear in the published version. Enter each name on a separate line.

Enter the name of the publisher of the journal in which the article will appear. This name can usually be found in the copyright agreement provided by the publisher or on the masthead of the publication.

Specific Rights