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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.

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Popular/New Databases/Journals:

  • Google Dataset Search (Beta)Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher's site, a digital library, or an author's personal web page.  
  • AccessMedicine: From McGraw-Hill Medical.  It is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine.
  • SpectraBase: With hundreds of thousands of free spectra available, Bio-Rad's SpectraBase is an excellent resource for those wanting to look up NMR, IR, Raman, UV-Vis, and mass spectra by chemical name, synonym, CAS Registry Number, or InChIKey.  Users can zoom in on the spectra and upload and overlay their own spectrum for comparison.
  • Nature Catalysis, Nature Electronics and Nature Sustainability:  Three new Nature titles for 2018!
  • govinfo:  The Government Publishing Office (GPO) provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. n addition to providing an advanced, metadata-powered search experience, govinfo also includes a content management system and a standards-compliant preservation repository. 
  • Phase Equilibria Diagrams Onlineincludes all diagrams and commentaries previously published in hard-copy (Vol. 14 and earlier) or electronic-only (post-Vol. 14) format, including the new content for Version 4.2 ( Volume 20 ).
  • Reaxys is recommended for obtaining checked physico-chemical data and preparation/reaction methods for pure compounds, and especially for its near-comprehensive coverage of pre-1960 organic literature. Contains literature references in Beilstein and Gmelin going back to the 18th century. Reaxys is updated monthly.  
  • ChemRriv™BetaChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. The Beta launch has been undertaken with initial strategic input from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry, German Chemical Society and other not-for profit organizations, as well as other scientific publishers and preprint services. The free-of-charge service is managed on behalf of the chemical science community by ACS and is powered by Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research. Harnessing Figshare’s new preprint capabilities, ChemRxiv will facilitate the rapid and open dissemination of important scientific findings.
  • Wiley Spectra Lab: NMR collection :A unique analytical platform that helps chemists identify unknown compounds from spectroscopic data, supporting GC-MS, FT-IR, Raman, ATR-IR, UV-Vis, and C-NMR, H-NMR, and X-NMR spectroscopies.  (Trial through April 2019.)
  • 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. 
  • 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)
  • bioRxiv: A free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • 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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