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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

Genealogy Resources Request Form

Missouri Medical College Class of 1890The institutional resources of the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives have limited value for genealogical research, but might be useful in some circumstances.

The holdings of the Archives are focused primarily on the medical school’s departments, administrative offices, and faculty members. The Archives has few records relating to individual students and does not collect any patient records from Washington University’s affiliated hospitals. Past and present faculty members of the Washington University School of Medicine are generally the only individuals identified in the Archives collections.

Verification of an ancestor’s graduation from or enrollment in the Washington University School of Medicine or its predecessors (Missouri Medical College and St. Louis Medical College) is a common request. The Archives staff can answer some of these questions by consulting the University Bulletin or historical medical directories. 

To request a confirmation of a student’s enrollment or graduation date, please fill out the form below as thoroughly as possible for the best chance of success.