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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

Mobile School Health Information Initiative

In 2010, three Becker Medical Library staff received a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to create and deliver a unique curriculum to improve the health information seeking skills of K-12 librarians in the St. Louis metropolitan area. While the initial funding for the project expired in 2011, the library continues to develop and support this targeted education program as part of our community outreach activities. MoSHI Logo


School health programs routinely emphasize school nurses, counselors, and teachers, while overlooking school librarians as key partners in school health. Many school librarians are solo practitioners, lacking time or training to provide quality health information, while also managing facilities, budgets, and helping with writing-intensive classes.

The Mobile School Health Information (MoSHI) Initiative seeks to reduce these disparities in accessing health information. MoSHI aims to create health information champions among K-12 librarians, building their capacity to be health information leaders within their own organizations. These leaders should continue to connect their schools with credible, reputable health information.

The project built on the success of a pilot course investigators taught in October 2009.


MoSHI is designed to be delivered in 90 mintues or less, with a combination of demonstration and hands-on practice. The curriculum exposes K-12 librarians to reputable, credible web sites for health information, including free web sites MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine, and KidsHealth from Nemours..


The pilot course and MoSHI were possible through collaboration with the following organizations and departments, for which project staff are grateful.

Activities Completed during Funding

  • Kirkwood School District librarians, January 20, 2010
  • St. Louis Regional Library Network Tech Expo, March 30, 2010
  • Missouri Association of School Librarians workshop, April 19, 2010
  • Archdiocese of St. Louis schools staff, April 30, 2010 (with BJC School Outreach & Youth Development)
  • Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, November 16, 2010
  • Parkway School District, December 2, 2010
  • Ft. Zumwalt School District, January 27 and February 18, 2011

Project Continuation

Becker Medical Library is continuing the good work started during the MoSHI grant. Please see our Continuation Activities on this page. We are happy to talk to K-12 educators about tailoring the MoSHI curriculum to meet their needs. Please contact Will Olmstadt for more information.

Continuation Activities

  • Lindenwood University, March 8, 2011
  • Midwest Educational Technology Conference, February 14, 2012
  • St. Louis Regional Library Network Tech Expo, March 14, 2013
  • Missouri Association of School Librarians workshop, April 2013

Contact Project Staff

Will Olmstadt, MSLS, MPH, AHIP, 314-362-4734

Judy Hansen, MAEd, MLIS, 314-454-2350

Bob Engeszer, MLS, 314-362-4735


This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NO1-LM-6-3504 with the University of Utah.