Determining your location... | View access restrictions

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


SciVal offers access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 countries using publication, citation and usage data from Scopus. Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature that contains 38 million publication records representing 21,915 journals worldwide covering the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities.

SciVal is built on an integrated modular platform that allows for analysis of research performance of Washington University and other research entities such as institutions, countries, research groups, individual researchers, and research topics. Predefined and custom entities are available; predefined entities include AAU and URA and custom entities can be created using Scopus records.

There are four SciVal modules:

SciVal module icons


  • Evaluate the research productivity and impact of Washington University, other institutions, research groups and researchers (predefined and custom groups are available).


  • Compare and benchmark Washington University against other institutions, research groups or researchers (predefined and custom groups are available).


  • Explore existing collaboration patterns (international, national, institutional, academic, medical or corporate) of Washington University, other institutions,  research groups and researchers.
  • Identify potential collaboration opportunities for Washington University, research groups and researchers.


  • Discover emergent areas of research.
  • Analyze research areas for strategic planning.
  • Identify experts in a field for reporting and recruiting purposes.

SciVal enables you to visualize research performance for any entity or researcher, save reports, and generate graphs and charts for reporting purposes. Data can also be exported in Excel for custom reports.



Access to SciVal

SciVal is freely available to all Washington University users.

  1. Go to the Becker Library homepage.
  2. Select SciVal from the Popular Resources section on the lower left side of the homepage.
  3. Register for a SciVal account. If you have an account for Scopus or ScienceDirect (or other Elsevier product), you can use your Elsevier account credentials for SciVal. If you do not have an Elsevier account, you can register by clicking 'Register Now' link on the SciVal Login page.

Presentations and informal hands-on sessions for an overview of SciVal are available upon request. If you would like to schedule a session, please contact Cathy Sarli.  

Need help? Contact Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter.

For more information, see:  SciVal Features.

Acknowledgement: All screenshots used are from Elsevier SciVal.