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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

Course Reserves

Reserve Books

The Reserve collection is located behind the Information Services desk on the 1st floor of the library. Reserve books circulate for two hours and may not leave the library.

Books assigned or suggested for reading by instructors are placed on Reserve for students in Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Genetic Epidemiology, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Population Health Sciences, and Audiology and Communication Sciences.  If the library does not own a requested book, it will be purchased on a rush basis provided the subject matter fits the profile of the collection.  Non-book materials will not be added to the Reserve.

Faculty should complete a Course Reserve Request Form to place books on Reserve. On receipt of the form, library staff will move the requested books to the Reserve collection. Books checked out at the time the form is submitted will be recalled and placed on Reserve as soon they are available.  Faculty may also place personal copies of books on reserve. Personal copies will not be returned to faculty unless a specific request is made when the books are delivered to the library.

Please contact John Huth for more information at 314-747-0023 or

Electonic Reserve for Medical Students

Electronic reserves and other non-book course materials for medical students are available through the MedPortal. Contact Jamie Breuer in the Curriculum Office for more information at 314-362-7636 or

The library does not operate an electronic reserve for any course material.