Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jan;36(Database issue):D13-21. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm1000. Epub 2007 Nov 27.


In addition to maintaining the GenBank(R) nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data available through NCBI's web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, My NCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link, Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genome, Genome Project and related tools, the Trace, Assembly, and Short Read Archives, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups, Influenza Viral Resources, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Database of Genotype and Phenotype, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. These resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid
  • Gene Expression
  • Genomics
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Models, Molecular
  • National Library of Medicine (U.S.)*
  • Phenotype
  • Proteomics
  • Sequence Alignment
  • United States