VPN (Virtual Private Networking) Client
A VPN is a network built for the private use of a particular institution over the shared public infrastructure. VPNs work by establishing secure “tunnels” for the transfer of information. Because the data which passes through such tunnels is encrypted, it is protected from unauthorized access. Additionally, the VPN tunnel end-points (aka peers) authenticate with each other to prevent identity spoofing, and verify all received data to ensure that it has not been altered during transmission.
LBNL uses VPN technology to provide secure connections for remote access users. Because LBL-VPN users are assigned an IP address in the lbl.gov domain, they can access Laboratory resources as if they were on-site.
LBL-VPN is a software-based VPN service. Employees wishing to use LBL-VPN must install VPN client software on their computer(s). The software is available, free of charge, from https://software.lbl.gov.
- Science Databases and Other Electronic Resources listed Alphabetically
- Science Databases and Other Electronic Resources listed by Subject
Text and Data Mining (TDM)
- Cambridge Structural Database (WebCSD) records bibliographic, chemical and crystallographic information for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds whose 3D structures have been determined using X-ray and/or neutron diffraction.
- Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science: The ORE of Climate Science is a dynamic, scholarly, and up-to-date reference work. It covers physical sciences, social sciences, and policy approaches to the study of climate.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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™Beta: ChemRxiv, 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.
- 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.
- SciVal: SciVal 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.)
- Scopus: Scopus 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 Village): 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.