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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
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy


What is Bioinformatics?

Research, development, or application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral or health data, including those to acquire, store, organize, archive, analyze, or visualize such data. (

What can Bioinformatics@Becker do for you?

  • Consult on databases and research tools relevant for your research
  • Assist with biological database queries
  • Provide personal or group training or consultation sessions at Becker Library or at a location of your choice
  • Integrative teaching of bioinformatics tools as well as other resource orientation services for researchers
  • Needs assessment to determine appropriate content to answer research literature and data questions
  • Assistance with identification and leverage of existing expertise and relevant programs in the school
  • Promotion of professional relationships and collaborations with organizations such as the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

What tools are available through Becker Library?

  • Becker Medical Library licenses and supports many different types of commercially available software for research and discovery.
  • To provide WUSM researchers and their staff with access to specialized software tools and resources, the Becker Library offers a computing resource called “The Research Pod,” a cluster of customized iMacs and PCs equipped with a core set of statistical, research, and presentation software packages.
  • Becker Medical Library also provides access to the entire suite of OpenHelix tutorials for the entire Washington University community. OpenHelix tutorials provide a comprehensive, just-in-time resource for bioinformatics instruction and support.

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