“The NCBI Bioinformatics Field Guide”

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The
NCBI Bioinformatics Field Guide Workshop


Bioscience Information


Database Access and Use



Tuesday,
March 15 and

Wednesday,

March 16, 2005


General Session


9:00, Rm. 1
-
044 Sanger Hall





Registration

for the course is done on
-
line. The on
-
line
forms are accessed at the VCU
IT Training site at


www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/training /it

Designating
MCV Campus

as
one of the search functions will yield a short list including the
NCBI Bioinformatics
Field Guide


Lecture/General Session.


This will be follo
wed by hands
-
on sessions
scheduled on both March 15 and March 16.



Please register as this will help us in planning and will generate a “user’s list” of contacts
to allow you to provide information and input on the break
-
out sessions. We will try to
acc
ommodate all interested individuals but at some point space will become a limiting
factor.


The Workshop will focus on resources available on line from the National Center for
Biotechnology Information and their coordinated use. These resources are gather
ed
under the name
Entrez;
you may wish to have a quick look at
Entrez

in advance.


Entrez, The Life Sciences Search Engine
links and organizes a growing number of
database sources hosted by the
NCBI.
The
search page

which lists the variety of data
base
s is located at
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Entrez/index.html


This index lists 27 categories of data bases including ones of great familiarity to most
scientists as well as emerging compilations; the

titles follow:
PubMed, PubMed
Central, Books, OMIM, Nucleotide, Protein, Genome, Structure, Taxonomy, SNP,
Gene, HomoloGene, PubChem Compound, PubChem Substance, UniGene, CDD,
3D Donains, UniSTS, PopSet, GEO Profiles, GEO DataSets, Cancer Chromosomes,
Pu
bChem BioAssay, Journals, NLM Catalog, MESH.


This entry page allows one to conduct a search across
all

the databases if desired.



Please encourage faculty, postdoctorals, staff and students to register as soon as
possible. This will provide us with inf
ormation helpful in meeting demand.