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Introduction to NCBI Bioinformatics Resources: Introduction

A concise introduction to the various bioinformatic data available from NCBI.



The range and complexity of the bioinformatics data available from NCBI can be overwhelming.  This guide provides simple examples of common searches so that you can get started using this valuable resource.

As you become more familiar with using NCBI you will discover that there are many ways to access the various databases, as well as, a full range of options for formatting and analyzing the results. 

If you have questions about using NCBI or find any inaccuracies in this guide, please contact me at

The guide continues: NCBI Overview

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