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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

Assessing Rare Book Values

Library staff are occasionally asked to give an opinion or estimate of market value for old and potentially rare books. While staff are prohibited from personally conducting appraisals or searching for price information, they can guide library patrons to the appropriate resources.

A useful starting point is Your Old Books. This document answers many common questions and presents basic criteria that influence the value of any printed item.

Searching the item using online used and out-of-print book websites can give a cursory idea of its relative scarcity and market value. Exploring several sites is highly recommended. Although the Becker Library does not endorse any particular establishments, the following sites offer a sampling of antiquarian books on the market:

Professional appraisers and booksellers should be consulted for complete evaluation. Many of these can be found in the annual membership directory of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and on the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers website in the National Associations and Booksellers sections.