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NCBI Tools for Evaluating Genetic Information

Class Details

Join us as we host Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, for an overview of three selected NCBI resources. This session will give a brief overview and search demonstrations of three NCBI databases useful for evaluating genetic information. This includes BLAST® (the basic local alignment search tool), Gene, a gene-based view of genome data and annotation that supplies key connections between genetic maps, sequence, expression data, protein structure, function and homology data, and Nucleotide, a compendium of DNA/RNA sequences submitted and generated by researchers from around the world.

Note: This is an overview webinar. If more detailed information and search strategy techniques are wanted,please sign up for the Moodle class – Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials.

The recording can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/4QfoUMmryoQ

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, NER
Dec 18, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Continuing Education Credits: 


The New England e-Science webinar series is intended to increase awareness of Research Data Management topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding a library’s role in RDM, getting started, innovative solutions to challenges, data management planning, sharing and different RDM tools.

Each session will include separate objectives based on the featured webinar presenter. Attendee participation will be possible through the WebEx platform chat features and other electronic methods designed by the guest presenter. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and posted for later viewing.

Each session will last approximately 1 hour and 1 MLA CE contact hour will be offered per session. CE contact hours will only be available during the live presentations of the webinar.



  • Explain how a tool or resource can be utilized within Research Data Management

  • Illustrate and discuss potential role(s) in which librarians or libraries can support Research Data Management at their institutional communities