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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Your guide to Chemistry and Biochemistry research at UCLA: Find articles, books, datasets, and more


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Information Resources for Chemistry and Biochemistry

Browse e-journals and search article databases.

Library catalogs and e-book packages.

Online and print sprectra resources.

Data Management
Data management tools, repositories, and data sets in Chem and Biochem.

Reference Sources
Chemical data, protocols, crystallography, and synthesis resources.

Citing Sources
ACS Style Guides and citation management tools.

Additional Resources
Dissertations, patents, standards, and technical reports.

Online Tutorials
Quick and practical writing and research strategies.

Access to Print Resources (as of 3/20/20)


As part of UCLA's transition to remote instruction, and the Library's necessary decision to close all Library locations, access to print resources and special collections is not available. Please take advantage of electronic resources such as ebooks and article databases. The UCLA community can connect to these online resources off-campus via the VPN or proxy server. Interlibrary loan is still available for electronic journal articles; however, ebooks cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan. You can also temporarily access digitized print books via HathiTrust, although you cannot download or print these books--only do screenshots.

The library is also extending access to our print collection beyond what's available in HathiTrust through the Pilot Emergency Temporary Digititzation on Request Service (PETDOR). Please review the PETDOR FAQ for guidance on using this service. 

For help with any of our resources, please schedule an appointment with a librarian (audio/video Zoom appointments available), contact your subject librarian directly, or use our 24/7 chat service.    


New! SciFinder and Reaxys Tutorials

Want to learn more about SciFinder and Reaxys?  These are two of the most popular chemical data and literature databases used in the field. To learn how to navigate them with optimal results, try these two multimedia online tutorials created by the UCLA Library and the UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry department, featuring a UCLA Chemistry department graduate student! These include chapters on why to use these resources, how to search, using the chemical structure editors, working with results, and more! Hands-on practice is also included.

Learn Reaxys                     Learn SciFinder

VPN & Proxy Tutorials

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the methods below. Click on the other tabs to see how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!

VPN on Mac with Natalie
"I chose VPN for my mac because I need to be able to access the full text of articles on different browsers." - Natalie, Environmental Science
Download a UCLA VPN
VPN on Windows with Michael
"I chose VPN because I like the security it provides and the control it gives me as a user to manually enable or disable it when I'm browsing online." - Michael, Public Affairs
Download a UCLA VPN
Proxy on Mac with Kate
"I chose Proxy because I prefer logging in through a web browser without having to download any software on my computer." - Kate, Ethnic Studies
Proxy Server
Proxy on Windows
Coming soon!