In parallel with the advances in genomic technologies that are churning out astronomical data, numerous databases and tools are been developed, making it difficult, for an average biologist to choose from. A good starting point could be the collection of molecular biology databases published in the journal Nucleic Acid Research, the latest (at the time of the conference) being volume 38, Database issue (http://www.oxfordjournals.org/nar/database/c/).
Comprehensive and Integrated Biological Data
Choosing databases and web servers
It is challenging for biologists to choose the right tool amid the explosive growth of websites and tools. It is absolutely important that users distinguish between personal websites and reliable peer-reviewed and up-to-date resources. The challenge is how to choose from the multitude of databases and tools available. A good starting point could be the collection of molecular biology databases published in the journal Nucleic Acid Research, the latest being volume 38, Database issue
NCBI and EMBL provide access to a comprehensive and integrated collection of biological data worldwide. Such an integrated system is particularly useful for beginners as it eliminates the need for formatting input/output data for various interrelated suites of applications.
Bioinformatics Software and Tools
This website is dedicated to researchers in the field of molecular biology. It harbors several useful links to bioinformatics online tools and software.
The universal resource locator of these websites usually changes due to several reasons. It is a Herculean task and really difficult to track the changes every time by a single person. The web links can be maintained up to date only with the collaborative help of the researchers by furnishing information regarding the change in website address. Click for the full site http://bioinformaticssoftwareandtools.co.in/index.html.