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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

High-Quality Medical Apps Available Free from Becker Library

Mobile medical apps are a critical tool in the modern clinician’s reference, diagnostic and teaching toolbox. Becker Library’s newly redesigned Medical Apps Resource Guide provides a comprehensive list of medical apps that the library provides free of charge for the medical school community. On the guide, you will find information and installation/access instructions for apps including:

  • UpToDate – Evidence-based clinical summaries and treatment recommendations (provided in partnership with BJC)
  • UnBound Medicine/uCentral – Includes the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, and Johns Hopkins ABX Guide
  • Clinical Key – Thousands of full-text Elsevier e-book and journal titles, along with point-of-care information from First Consult
  • Read by QxMD – Mobile-friendly, “one tap” access to full-text articles, even off campus via a Proxy account
  • Access Medicine – Off-line access to Quick Medical Dx & Rx, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, Diagnosaurus (differential diagnosis tool), and The Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests

The guide also features a curated collection of apps not provided through the library that are related to student study resources, drug guides/calculators, and other journal/e-book apps.

The Becker Library Medical Apps Resource Guide is available at

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.