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In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

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UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
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Training By OpenHelix and Becker Library: NCBI Resources/UCSC Genome Browser

Becker Medical Library and OpenHelix team up to present two days of specialized training on April 27 and 28, 2009. Monday, April 27th will be a full-day session devoted to in-depth exploration of NCBI resources. Tuesday, April 28th offers a three-hour session covering the USCS Genome Browser. All training sessions will be held in the Becker Medical Library, Room 601B.

NCBI Resources - April 27, 2009

Join OpenHelix on Monday, April 27th at Becker Medical Library for a full day of exploring NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) resources. We will start our expedition with an overview of NCBI as a whole. From there we will explore specific usage tips and tricks for many foundational pieces of the NCBI tools. Searches and display features of several important tools will then be examined with a hands-on workshop component to get you comfortable navigating around a wealth of NCBI tools. Our voyage will conclude with a workshop in which we will answer your specific tool questions, or guide you towards other resources useful to your research.

We will also direct you to online training materials that go beyond the topics covered in the live session for ongoing learning and review opportunities.

Training will be held from 9am to 5pm, Becker Medical Library, Room 601B. Only register for this training if you will be able to attend the entire day-long session.


9 - 10am Overview of NCBI resources
10 - 10:30am Entrez Overview
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - Noon EntrezGene, EntrezProtein, EntrezSNP (dbSNP)
Noon - 1pm Lunch
1- 2pm PubMed
2 - 2:45pm BLAST
2:45 - 3pm Break
3 - 4pm MapViewer
4 - 5pm Questions and Answers

UCSC Genome Browser - April 28, 2009 (2 sessions)

The UCSC Bioinformatics Group and Becker Medical Library announce a hands-on computer workshop on Tuesday, April 28th covering the UCSC Genome Browser. The workshop is presented by OpenHelix.

The UCSC Genome Browser is an indispensable tool for biology and medical researchers seeking genomics information. Explore the official reference human genome sequence, and learn to find genes and variations in disease and other target genes important to your research in human and other species.

The introductory tutorial will cover the topics needed to effectively use this powerful, free, publicly-accessible tool, including: basic functionality of Genome Browser searching and BLAT use as well as effectively using the Table Browser and getting started with Custom Tracks.

Two IDENTICAL three-hour sessions will be offered on Tuesday, April 28th (9am-Noon and 1pm-4pm), Becker Medical Library, Room 601B. Please register for ONLY ONE session.


1-1/2 hours Basic Search and Display Features
1-1/2 hours Tables and Tracks


For more information, contact Kristi Holmes at 314-362-4737 or

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