No, you do not currently need a subscription to access these databases.
Please see our Troubleshooting page.
No, all subscriptions provide the same level of access: unrestricted access to all databases within BioCyc.
After a small number of free access, all BioCyc users are asked to create free accounts, even if their institution subscribes.
In addition, if you are off-campus, make sure you are accessing BioCyc through your library's or company's VPN or proxy server. If you don't know how to do this, please contact your librarian or IT department. If you are on-campus, please contact us with a screenshot of the issue and your public IP address where you are experiencing the issue.
You can obtain a free trial for BioCyc for one-month by creating a BioCyc account. Once the one month has expired, you will only be able to access the free databases EcoCyc and MetaCyc.
Please contact us to discuss your options.
The best way to do this is by contacting your librarian to request a subscription. If you can't find your librarian's contact information, please contact us and we can try to help you locate this information.
The best way to do this is also by contacting your librarian (as mentioned in the last question), but your request will be more effective if you ask your lab head or Principal Investigator (i.e., a faculty member) to submit the request to your library.
Yes, please contact us about your unique situation -- it is possible to create an internal mirror for BioCyc.
Yes, many of our subscribers use EZ-Proxy for their off-campus access.
If you are a subscriber and need our configuration stanza, it is as follows:Title BioCyc