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COVID-19 Updates and Resources from Becker Library

Find updated information on Becker Library operations and online resources at becker.wustl.edu/covid-19. Key information and resources are below.

Remote Access to Resources

Most of Becker Library’s resources are available online. This includes databasesjournals and e-books. Full text is available off campus with a VPN connection or a Becker proxy server account. Becker Library is extending temporary proxy server access to faculty and staff at no charge through June 30 so that people working from home will have full access to our resources. Students already receive proxy access automatically. Simply enter your WUSTL Key on the proxy login screen.

Virtual Information Services Desk

The library building is currently badge-access only, but we will continue to provide information services via askbecker@wustl.edu during our normally staffed hours.

Mobile Apps

Mobile medical apps, including UpToDateAccess Medicine, and UnBound Medicine, can be downloaded to smartphones/tablets and used remotely.

Read by QxMD is available as a mobile app, allowing users to read full text without repeatedly entering credentials after initial setup.

Resources for Online Teaching and Learning

Becker Library has also created a webpage dedicated to Resources for Online Teaching and Learning. Highlights include:

More videos and tutorials are available on topics ranging from general help, to citation management, to authorship and scholarly publishing.

COVID-19 Preprints and Publications

There has been an uptick of preprints and other publications related to COVID-19, along with efforts by publishers and vendors to maximize sharing of research findings. Our scholarly publishing librarians provided an overview of this landscape in COVID-19 Preprints and Publications on the Becker Blog.

Materials Overdue

Penalties for overdue materials will not be enforced through April 30.

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