Entrez Gene is an annotated, curated gene information database from NCBI. The records for each gene conveniently co-locate links to gene maps, dna and protein sequences, protein 3D structures when available, relevant expression data, polymorphisms, biological pathways, relevant research literature, etc. The video demo (1min 33sec) can be found here.
Beginning April 7, the final peer-reviewed manuscipts of any NIH-funded research accepted for publication must also be deposited in PubMed Central, in compliance with the mandatory NIH Public Access Policy. More details about this policy and the procedures for depositing articles can be found at the University's "Transforming Scholarly Communication" website. The University Libraries can also assist with this process; e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annotated gene information tools provide links to gene and chromosome maps, nucleotide and protein sequences, exons and introns, genetic disorder information, supporting research literature citations, and more. This one hour workshop will introduce several online tools - available from the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information and other organizations - for finding annotated gene information. Times, location, and registration information for the workshop are:
RefWorks is an online tool for importing your citations from literature database searches, organizing them into convenient folders, and then automating the creation of bibliographies and lists of references in the format and Microsoft Word document of your choice. Numerous formats (ACS, CBE, AIP, APA, Chicago, etc.) are provided, and several databases have direct Refworks export functionality built-in. The downloadable Write-N-Cite utility allows users to add citations from their RefWorks database to a manuscript with one click. Free access to RefWorks is available to all UofM-affiliated users.
Bioinformatics.fr provides a convenient Google-based search tool for 31 bioinformatics journals. The Journals can be searched either indivdually or collectively, and impact factor data is provided for most of the 31 titles. Article titles in the journal current issues can be quickly viewed with one click, and RSS feeds are provided for automatic article updates. The site has a three-part knowledgebase (biology, bioinformatics, informatics) with glossary-style definitions and links to relevant datatabases (such as Entrez Gene, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge Structural Database, etc.; note that not all the databases are free). There is also a bioinformatics conference list and a forum for user questions and suggestions.
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