A Biology Student’s Guide to Finding & Organizing NCBI Data for Research Projects
All biology research projects involve finding relevant literature and identifying related biological information. Often high school or new undergraduate students need guidance on how to effectively search for helpful information. For almost 35 years, the NCBI has provided free access to high-quality biological databases for the research community. In addition, we’ve created tools to help organize selected literature and biological data records for quick and easy access.
In this online, interactive workshop we will take you step-by-step through how to:
- Use the web interface to effectively search NCBI databases
- Create and use your NCBI account to:
- Save a search and set up weekly or monthly emails to notify you of new records
- Store selected records in an online folder to access and share them
- Find information related to a proposed research project topic across linked NCBI databases, from publications and associated genome sequences down to protein structures
- Begin to interpret the information you’ve found in the context of the project
Note: This workshop was designed for both student researchers, and the educators and mentors who want to help students use these resources.
Due to curricular and technical limits, we’ve capped the number of spots to provide the best workshop experience. If you register to apply, you will be notified of your application status approximately 2 weeks before the scheduled event.
We recommend having access to a stable internet connection and modern web browser on a laptop or desktop computer to be able to successfully participate in the hands-on exercises.
Please see our FAQs page for more information and if you still have questions about the NCBI Outreach Events program or this specific workshop, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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