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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 and Communication Services

The complexity of health information can be overwhelming to many patients and research participants. The Becker Medical Library offers a variety of services and resources to assist clinicians, investigators, and students with improving written materials so they are easier to understand and programs to help you address the impact of literacy, culture, and language in the health care setting.

For more information, please contact Mychal Voorhees.

Simplify your written materials.

We can help you tailor and simplify a wide variety of materials, such as:

  • Study recruitment materials and consent forms
  • Data collection instruments
  • Website text for patients and study participants
  • Documents for reporting research results to the community
  • Patient-information materials/handouts

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Strengthen your communication effectiveness.

We can provide:

  • Customized presentations on a variety of health literacy topics
  • Trainings in empathy, teach-back, and other communication skills
  • Guidance on simplifying numbers and data for general audiences
  • One-on-one consultations in the above areas

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