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The proxy server provides off-campus/lbl access to electronic resources licensed by the LBNL Library. These include article databases, e-journals, e-books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, numeric data, and other premium online resources.

When you visit a restricted (proxied) site (like Web of Science) or others noted in our Science Database listings, you will be redirected first to login via Our Berkeley Lab Single Sign On, then to the site where you had intended to go. In order to do this, you will have to modify your browser to point to the proxy server. Note: the use of this "proxy" is only needed if you are not connected to the LBL network (visitors wireless, home, travel destinations all need this setting to work)

Click on this link to get instructions to modify your browser.

Most Popular Databases:

  • Sustainability on JSTOR:  is a collection of academic and policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. This collection will contain a minimum of 145 journals and 5,000 research reports by its completion in 2018.
  • BioCyc is a comprehensive resource for data on genes, metabolites, and metabolic pathways for more than 7,600 microbes and other species. BioCyc provides access to data in over 9,000 individual databases, and also provides a comprehensive set of informatics tools for data query, visualization and analysis. 
  • PASCAL/FRANCIS :  PASCAL covers the fields of science, technology, medicine (1984-2015) and FRANCIS covers 15 disciplines in the social sciences and humanities (1972-2015).  This site offers free access to more than 14 million bibliographic references of articles, conference papers and conference proceedings produced by the French INIST-CNRS ( National Center for Scientific Research).
  • SciValSciVal is a set of integrated modules that enables your institution to make evidence-based strategic decisions. (You will need to register to access the database.)
  • ScopusScopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. (1960 - present)
  • Project Euclid: a not-for-profit online publishing service that provides access to journals, monographs, and conference proceedings in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.  LBNL has access to most titles in this database. 
  • bioRxiv: A free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  • PubMed indexes citations from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other journals in the field of medicine and life sciences, and links to NCBI's integrated molecular biology databases including nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets, and assemblies of complete genomes in an integrated system.
  • INSPEC: Engineering and Materials Science (1898 - present)
  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports): measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
  • SciFinder Scholar (Use this link to register for SciFinder) excels with its more thorough coverage of literature and patents from 1967 forward, its comprehensive registration of all types of chemical compounds, polymers, and mixtures, and coverage of organic reactions after 1985. CAS also scans far more source journals than either Beilstein or Gmelin (over 9,000), indexes new material more rapidly, and is updated daily.

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