Biochemistry on the Internet
The Protein Database: Formerly housed on the web at Brookhaven National Labs, this database contains the structures of thousands of proteins. Scientists deposit structures, determined through X-ray crystallography and/or NMR, on the database for all the world to use. To find a given protein, go to the “Search Lite” option and type in the name of your desired protein. You will then be able to download a 3-D structure of the protein, in the file format .pdb. To view the structure, you will need Rasmol (see next link) or some other. pdb-viewing application.
Rasmol download: Free program used to view PDB structures. Learning how to use the program is a bit difficult at first, but once you figure it out, it becomes really useful.
To find other protein databases, as well as many other useful links, go here, a link within the protein database web site.
Chemfinder: Useful site for learning some basic info about a wide-variety of chemicals, as well as seeing their line-angle structure.


Leading Journals in Biochemistry:
Journal of Biological Chemistry: Has all articles from 1995 to the present online, for free, with a very good search engine.
Biochemistry: Search engine allows you to find articles from 1996-present, but you cannot view anything but the publication information.
Science: The premier journal in the United States, only the most important & pertinent research gets published here. On the site, you can search for articles from 1995-on, and can view their abstracts if you register with the site (registering is free), but full text not available w/o $$$
Nature: The European equivalent of Science, this journal covers a broad range of topics, and has spun off several more specific sister journals, such as Nature Genetics and Nature Biotechnology. On the site, you can search for articles from 1998-on, and can view their abstracts if you register (free) with the site.
Biochemistry Databases from the Hamilton College library. Biological Abstracts, General Science Abstracts, and Pub Med are your best bets for finding what you want. If you want to find what articles have cited a previously published article, go to the Web of Science Citation.


National Organizations in the Sciences:
National Institutes of Health. According to their website, “the NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone.” They dole out money and jobs, like any good government program should.
National Science Foundation. This government-sponsored program is one of the biggest funding sources for the sciences in the United States. Applicants to graduate school are often asked by their prospective schools to apply for grants from the NSF.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Along with the NSF, this private institution provides loads of dough for scientists. Also like the NSF, grad students are asked to look for money from HHMI.


Graduate School
U.S. News & World Reports rankings for Graduate Schools in the Sciences.
GRE registration and information