Resources for Online Teaching and Learning

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The shift to online courses and remote learning will be a unique challenge for many institutions including our own. Becker Medical Library has services and resources available to assist you with finding the information you need while off campus.

Databases, Journals and E-books

Most of Becker Library’s resources are available online, including databases, journals and e-books. To access full-text remotely you must either VPN to the School of Medicine network or use a Becker Proxy Account (see below).

Becker Proxy Accounts

Becker Library will offer temporary proxy server accounts to faculty and staff at no charge through Dec. 31, 2020, so that people working from home will have full access to our resources. All School of Medicine faculty, staff and students can simply enter their WUSTL Key on the proxy login screen, no new set-up required.

Mobile Apps

Mobile medical apps, including UpToDate, Access Medicine, and UnBound Medicine, can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets and used remotely.

Read by QxMD is available as a mobile app, allowing users to read full text without repeatedly entering credentials after initial setup.

Copyright and Fair Use in Online Instruction

Becker Library and Washington University Libraries have collaborated with the Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel to create guidance on copyright and fair use in online instruction for faculty, instructors and students.

Online Lectures and Tutorials

Biomedical and Life Science Collection from Henry Stewart Talks

Becker Library’s subscription to the Biomedical and Life Science Collection from Henry Stewart Talks gives you access to over 2,000 specially prepared, online lectures narrated by world-leading experts.

Enrich online learning by embedding talks directly in Canvas, and sending in your syllabus so that Henry Stewart Talks can suggest relevant lectures.​

Recorded/Live Becker REDCap Workshops

Recordings of our popular REDCap workshops, developed in partnership with the Institute for Informatics (I2), are available at REDCap Workshop Recordings.

Other Videos and Tutorials

Videos and tutorials are available on topics ranging from general help, to citation management, to authorship and scholarly publishing.

Subject Guides (LibGuides)

If you don’t already have journal articles and e-book chapters embedded on your Canvas course page, you may find a library guide a useful tool. We can create a custom guide with links to your course resources. Here are a few example guides: Resources for M1’s and M2’s, DBBS Education Resources, Geriatric Medicine Resources. Contact if you are interested in having a guide created for your course.

Email and Phone Support

Get assistance from Becker librarians by sending your questions to or calling the information services desk at 314-362-7080.