NCBI Resource Class- June 17

NCBI Resource Class
Tuesday June 17th 11-Noon, Library Learning Resource Center (5th floor)

UAMS Librarian Jessie Casella will be teaching about several of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources on Tuesday June 17th from 11:00 – 12:00 in the Library’s Learning Resource Center. During this hour long session, participants will search across NCBI databases and take a guided tour through PubMed, Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, HomoloGene, OMIM, MedGen, Taxonomy and Structure. Participants will gain a better understanding of what these databases cover, how to search them individually and how to access them from other NCBI databases. For more information about the class contact Jessie at:  OR 501-686-8517

About the instructor

Jessie Casella attended “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD from April 7-11th. The course was sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NLM Training Center (NTC). Jessie learned about 47 different NCBI resources available for UAMS clinical staff, researchers, faculty and students. Attendance at the NLM training was been funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medi-cine-Texas Medical Center Library.

About NCBI databases featured in this class

PubMed PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Gene Gene integrates information from a wide range of species. A record may include nomenclature, Reference Sequences (RefSeqs), maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and links to genome-, phenotype-, and locus-specific resources worldwide.
Nucleotide The Nucleotide database is a collection of sequences from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, TPA and PDB. Genome, gene and transcript sequence data provide the foundation for biomedical research and discovery.
Protein The Protein database is a collection of sequences from several sources, including translations from annotated coding regions in GenBank, RefSeq and TPA, as well as records from SwissProt, PIR, PRF, and PDB. Protein sequences are the fundamental determinants of biological structure and function.
HomoloGene An automated system for constructing putative homology groups from the complete gene sets of a wide range of eukaryotic species.
OMIM OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. OMIM is authored and edited at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Ada Hamosh. Its official home is
MedGen Organizes information related to human medical genetics, such as attributes of conditions with a genetic contribution.
Taxonomy The Taxonomy Database is a curated classification and nomenclature for all of the organisms in the public sequence databases. This currently represents about 10% of the described species of life on the planet.
Structure Three dimensional structures provide a wealth of information on the biological function and the evolutionary history of macromolecules. They can be used to examine sequence-structure-function relationships, interactions, active sites, and more.
Descriptions of all NCBI Databases can be found online at:



NCBI Resource Class June 17 11-Noon