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How to Access Popular Medical Apps Through Becker Library

Did you know you can access many of the most popular medical apps through Becker Library? Here are some you can use without purchasing a personal license:  UpToDate: A point-of-care resource with updated clinical summaries. (UpToDate access is provided by BJC)  UnBound Medicine/UCentral: Access The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, and 5 Minute Consult, all from  [Read more]


NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials in June 2021

NCBI will be transitioning from NCBI-managed login credentials to federated account login credentials managed by eRA Commons, Google or by a university point of access (WUSTL Key).  NCBI-managed login credentials currently allow users to login to their MyNCBI portal for resources such as PubMed, My Bibliography, and SciENcv. NCBI-managed login credentials also allow users to  [Read more]

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PubMed transitions to new interface

The new PubMed interface that became available to use late last year became the default version of PubMed on May 18. The older or “legacy” version of PubMed will still be available to use for a short period of time, but will eventually be phased out. If you haven’t tried the new PubMed interface you  [Read more]

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Easily access articles on mobile devices with the Read by QxMD app

Becker Library provides institutional access to the Read by QxMD mobile app. It allows users to browse journals, search for articles, and seamlessly download articles as PDFs, by using a Becker Proxy to connect to the library’s resource subscriptions. All School of Medicine faculty and staff currently have access to the Becker Proxy (remote access)  [Read more]

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Introducing a New Guide for COVID-19 Resources

Information about the COVID-19 pandemic is quickly evolving and it can be difficult to keep up with new information published every day. Becker Library’s new Guide to COVID-19 Resources provides links to help clinicians, investigators and consumers efficiently find information and resources related to COVID-19. Of particular interest are: Data and tracking resources Free COVID-19 literature Preprints  [Read more]

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Novel Coronavirus Resources

The spread of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China is a major global health concern. Recent data shows over 4,000 confirmed cases in China (with 106 deaths). To date, cases have been reported in 18 countries, including five cases in the U.S.[1] Here are some resources that can help you keep track of emerging research  [Read more]

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Announcing the New PubMed

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is replacing the current version of the PubMed database with a newly re-designed version. The new version is now live and can be found at You can still access the “legacy” version of PubMed, but the newer interface will become the default PubMed sometime in spring 2020. Those who  [Read more]

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Spotlight on Psychiatry and Psychology Resources

Becker Medical Library collects resources for specialties throughout the medical campus. An overview of psychiatry and psychology resources is below. Please note that you need to be on the WUSM internet network or logged-in to your Becker proxy/remote access account to access these resources. Database Resources: PsycInfo: Similar to searching PubMed, but focused on psychiatry  [Read more]

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Explore the revised and updated Becker Systematic Review Guide

Are you considering embarking on a systematic review project? The newly revised and updated Becker Library Systematic Review Guide walks you through the process of working on a systematic review—from developing your research question and forming a project team, through conducting the literature search and writing your manuscript. Highlights of the guide include: Becker Systematic  [Read more]

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“Advanced PubMed Search Tips” video tutorial now available

PubMed is a commonly used database, but it can sometimes be challenging to search. Becker librarians have produced a brief tutorial to assist users in improving their PubMed skills: Advanced Pubmed Search Tips from Becker Medical Library on Vimeo. The tutorial covers using Boolean, nesting, truncation and field tags to create more effective PubMed search  [Read more]

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