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Exploring NCBI Databases & Tools  

This topic guide is intended to support "Exploring NCBI Databases & Tools," a workshop offered throughout the year at UC Davis Library.
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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About this guide

This workshop covers three basic approaches to searching for sequence data and related literature in NCBI Databases:

1.  Navigating across databases -- PubMed is the most common entry point.

2.  Finding sequences in individual databases -- Gene is a good place to start for many questions.

3.  BLAST sequence similarity searching -- Algorithm used to identify similar sequences.


Begin exploration of NCBI's suite of sequence databases and tools on the NCBI Homepage:

NCBI Homepage



    Amy Studer

    Contact Info:
    Blaisdell Medical Library
    (916) 734-0206

    Subjects:  Open Access, NCBI Databases & Tools, NIH Public Access Mandate, Public Health


    With Gratitute

    Many thanks to Diane Reim, Peter Cooper, and the staff of NCBI for their guidance and instruction.  Thanks go also to fellow students of NCBI for Librarians, Spring 2013 cohort.


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