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Entrez Bioinformatics Databases and Tools : Background

This library guide is designed by Lyra Eugenio-Thomson to assist in the use of bioinformatics databases and tools from Entrez, a retrieval system of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

What is Bioinformatics?

The term "Bioinformatics" encompasses the use and study of computer science within biology, science, and medicine.  Because this area of study is evolving and growing, it is often difficult to clearly define the term.  Below is a list of links that may be helpful in defining "Bioinformatics."

Entrez Databases and Links

NCBI Entrez Databases and Analysis Tools by Lyra Eugenio-Thomson. Posted on

Created by Lyra Eugenio-Thomson.
For more complete information on NCBI Databases and Tools, go to:
See also NCBI Training and Tutorials

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