Many databases and electronic journals (including numerous resources made available through the UC Berkeley library system) such as LegalTrac, CQ Weekly, HeinOnline and the BNA products, have wide licensing agreements that allow access from any computer on the UC Berkeley campus.
To use these electronic resources from off-campus, you will need to configure your web browser on your home computer or laptop to route through the campus proxy server. Your Internet browsing appears to be originating from campus—thereby opening the way to resources which are restricted to campus computers. The proxy server webpage offers detailed instructions for configuring your particular browser. This service is available for all UC Berkeley students. You will need your Calnet ID and Passphrase.
Instructions for disabling the proxy are located here.