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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


SnapGene molecular biology software allows you to easily plan and simulate your DNA manipulations, visualize ORFs, reading frames, and primer binding sites, automatically record steps in a cloning project, and share annotated sequence files with other researchers.

SnapGene is available to the Washington University community in the annual license packages listed below (Mac or PC).

  • 1-pack = $173 (per year)
  • 2-pack = $248 (per year)
  • 3-pack = $298 (per year)
  • 4-pack = $373 (per year)
  • 5-pack = $448 (per year)
  • 6-pack = $498 (per year)
  • 7-pack = $548 (per year)
  • 8-pack = $598 (per year)
  • 9-pack = $635 (per year)
  • 10-pack = $673 (per year)
  • any additional license thereafter is $38 (per year)

The SnapGene license year runs from November to November, with license costs prorated for users that sign up in the middle of the license year.

To license SnapGene through Becker Library please complete the new user registration form.

If you have any questions about SnapGene please contact Marcy Vana at 314-362-2796 or


Additional SnapGene Resources


Where Available: 
Download/Local Install