The National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI, is home to many of the most commonly used publicly available databases and tools in molecular biology today. They house such popular and widely used databases as GenBank, PubMed, GEO, Entrez Gene, Entrez Protein, and more. NCBI also produces, maintains and updates a variety of tools, like the large family of BLAST sequence similarity searching tools and the Entrez search and retrieval tools. In addition, they provide an extensive variety of services for education, news dissemination and different types of data submission. This tutorial presents a broad overview of NCBI's databases, tools, educational resources and data submission protocols.

You will learn:

  • to understand the basic structure of NCBI and its different types of resources
  • to navigate NCBI to find the databases and analysis tools you need
  • what types of educational resources are available at NCBI
  • basic data submission procedures and background information
  • how to search the entire NCBI site, as well as just the subset of Entrez databases


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