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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

Health Literacy

health literacy iconMore than 36 percent of adults have limited health literary. Limited health literacy is linked to increased medication errors, poorer health outcomes, and higher healthcare costs.  How can Becker Library help?

Trainings and consultations may cover the following learning goals:

  • Define and understand the impact of health literacy
  • Explore the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes
  • Understand factors that affect health literacy (culture, age, health system structure)
  • Review evaluation strategies and tools for print and online health materials
  • Describe the drawbacks and advantages in using health literacy assessment tools such as TOFHLA and REALM
  • Apply Federal Plain Language Principles (both oral and written)
  • Identify ways to simplify consent forms and education materials