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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

Accounts & Remote Access

Several account types are available through Becker Medical Library for different patrons and access needs. Please use the table below to determine which account types will best serve you. Click on the "Account Type" name for more information.

Account Type Purpose
Library Borrower’s Account Basic account required to check out materials.
ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery) Provides copies of articles from Becker Medical Library’s collection or materials not owned by Becker.
Library Membership For those not affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine but who wish to have access to our services.
Ovid Online tool for searching and retrieving biomedical information and journal literature.  Requires Username and Password. Fees apply.
Remote Access (Proxy) Connect to Library resources that are restricted to the WUSM or WU network.

For assistance please contact the Reference Desk at 314-362-7085.

For all other computing accounts (such as Blackberry, VPN and Citrix accounts), view the "Account Access" page at the CIT Services website.