Current Protocols Available Online
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology allows you to search and print over 1,000 protocols ranging from basic methods like cell culture or DNA preparation and screening to more advanced areas like microrarray analysis or chromatin assembly. Protocols are added and updated every three months and cover emerging areas like mouse phenotyping. Appendices include basic measurement information, instructions to mix common reagents, common techniques, suppliers and vectors.
Current Protocols in Bioinformatics provides instructions for research biologists who might not be familiar with all the databases and software available for sequence analysis or experienced researchers who want to learn new programs. CPBI covers the basics, from selecting the right software parameters to analyzing data and interpreting the results. Topics include recognizing functional domains, similarity searching, homologies, models, conservation and evolution of proteins, and intermolecular interactions, with new and updated protocols added every three months. Information on acquiring programs is included.
In both collections you can browse the contents or search by a specific subject. Protocols can be viewed online, where you can link to preparatory protocols, or they can be printed out in pdf format. Cited literature is listed with links to PubMed and links to internet resources are included when used. Both Current Protocols are available through the VCU Libraries' Databases A-Z list.