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About search.HSLS.MolBio

Search.HSLS.MolBio provides quick access to the major bioinformatics databases, software, and related literature on the Web, in addition to HSLS-supported license-based resources. Each resource tab provides a comprehensive search of a different pool of resources, some of which restrict access to authorized Pitt users. Search examples are provided for each tab.

  1. Select a resource tab.
  2. Enter a keyword, phrase, gene name, disease, biological process, etc.
  3. Click the Search button to retrieve a list of resources on a new page.
  4. See screen shot below for help navigating the results page.
  5. Click on the item of interest for access

Databases/Tools: quick federated search of molecular databases and software tools from the HSLS Online Bioinformatics Resource Collection (OBRC) & Nucleic Acids Research.

Articles on Databases/Tools: list of PubMed articles specifically on molecular databases and software tools related to the search query using a search strategy created by the HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service.

Protocols: federated searches for protocols using Protocol Online, Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, Current Protocols, JoVE, Methods, Methods in Enzymology, Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, SpringerProtocols, and STKE Protocols.

Videos: video clips and online seminars from HSLS MolBio Videos, NIH VideoCasting, GenomeTV YouTube Channel, Henry Stewart Talks, JoVE, NCBI YouTube Channel, & The OpenHelix Blog.

Recommended Articles: refined search of research article reviews and recommendations from leading scientists for Faculty of 1000. (Restricted to Pitt users only.)

How to navigate the Results page:
Results are clustered by major topics based on the query, as seen in the left hand column. Use the “remix” option to re-organize your search results to see more subtle topics that did not make the first round of clustering but may still be of interest.