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Library Classes: NCBI Databases

NCBI Databases

NCBI Databases

Class Description:
The NCBI Databases are full of data that you can use to advance your research without setting foot into the lab.  Learn to efficiently explore the NCBI databases through a combination of text or homology searching and identifying connections. Know what databases to search for specific data types. Use filters to limit your results to record that contain the information you’re looking for. Save your search strategies for easy repetition.
Learning Objectives

  • Match the NCBI data base with the type of data it contains
  • Find the official gene symbols for efficient searching
  • Use Entrez to perform a simple text search to find an entry for a gene in a particular organism
  • Use BLAST to find homologous sequences by creating custom search databases and filtering results
  • Use advanced search to effectively filter results that contain the information you’re looking for
  • Use myNCBI to save search strategies and create custom filters 
  • Learn the features of specific databases (by request)