Learn to use Entrez the main search engine for the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI. An understanding of the features of Entrez will improve all of your searches at the NCBI site--whether you seek genes, genomes, proteins, literature, or any of the other extensive data collections at NCBI. This is because Entrez provides a variety of tools for searching and retrieving that are common to many of the NCBI databases. Here we will review and highlight the general features of many of the most important Entrez tools.
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This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Text-related tools. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:
PubMatrix: PubMatrix, an on-line tool for multiplex literature mining of the PubMed database.
iHOP: Information Hyperlinked Over Proteins text mining resource
STRING: known and predicted protein-protein interactions
Textpresso: Text-mining the biological literature
Gene Ontology: Gene Ontology controlled vocabularies in biology
XplorMed: eXploring Medline abstracts
GoMiner: Ascribe biological significance to large lists of genes by annotating them with their corresponding GO categories
Controlled Vocabularies: Standardized term lists that can enhance interactions with biological databases
DAVID: A tool that analyzes large lists of genes to provide biological meaning
PubMed: PubMed access to biomedical research literature
Miscellaneous : Broad overview training suites, or those not categorized by other existing collections, may be located here.
NCBI : This category includes resources maintained at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
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