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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


Reaxys is a unique web-based chemistry database consisting of deeply excerpted compounds and related factual properties, reaction and synthesis information as well as bibliographic data, navigated and displayed via an actionable interface.  Reaxys integrates all chemical information from the former Beilstein and Gmelin databases. Reaxys can be run on all platforms which support Java 1.5 or higher and Java Script execution. Becker Library shares the subscription of Reaxys with Olin Libraries, which provides free access for the entire Washington University community.

No registration is needed to access Reaxys. Reaxys is available directly on the web from any computer on the Washington University network. Please go to: to start your search. You will be recognized if you are working from a computer connected to the Washington University network.

The current version of Reaxys will be switched off January 31, 2018. Many researchers are already using the new system, and it is strongly recommended, you start using the New Reaxys prior to January 31 in order to become familiar with it. The  New Reaxys Quick Start Guide can help you get started.

If you have any questions regarding how to access Reaxys, please contact Maze Ndonwi at or 314 362 4737


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