Overview of NCBI's Entrez Search Resource
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|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.|
- how to globally search all Entrez databases at once
- to perform basic, advanced, and Boolean searches effectively
- to interpret the results lists and understand the displays
- about some of the more advanced Entrez tools, such as Batch Entrez and Batch Citation Matcher
- strategies to customize and save searches to re-run later, and output mechanisms for results
Recent BioMed Central research articles citing this resource
Korshkari Parpakron et al., ShrimpGPAT: a gene and protein annotation tool for knowledge sharing and gene discovery in shrimp Multicellular invertebrate genomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-506
Teku N Gabriel et al., Identification of core T cell network based on immunome interactome Systems physiology, pharmacology and medicine. BMC Systems Biology (2014) doi:10.1186/1752-0509-8-17
Gorlov P Ivan et al., How to get the most from microarray data: advice from reverse genomics Human and rodent genomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-223
Tran P Trish et al., Prediction of kinase inhibitor response using activity profiling, in vitro screening, and elastic net regression Methods, software and technology. BMC Systems Biology (2014) doi:10.1186/1752-0509-8-74
Chen Ting-Wen et al., ChIPseek, a web-based analysis tool for ChIP data Transcriptomic methods. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-539
More about the resource:
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine at NIH, creates, develops and maintains a large number of molecular biology and genomics databases and tools. More than 30 of these databases can be searched using the umbrella resource Entrez. Many searching techniques are common among all the databases. The records contain extensive links between and within databases, providing a rich resource for the discovery of new connections.
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