Useful Web Sites
Search the Web
- This is another way to search the literature Google
- Wikipedia I go here first - use it as an in depth dictionary
Free everywhere from N.I.H. very good and fast (their help
- Don't forget YouTube There is actually a lot of good science - nice animations.
- How to read scientific papers - while this says it is for non-scientists it's actually very good. You should read several papers at this level for this class. One trick will be looking through many papers to decide which few you will work through. But that's one of the things you will get to pratice here.
Now that you have found a reference can you get the paper. Often Yes!
- Often PubMed
will bring you to a link for a free copy of the paper.
- Free from a CUNY (or CITY) I.P. address
American Chemical Society
- Many important journals.
Even more important journals
Web of Science Especially good to find papers that cite a paper you like.
- A social network site for science lit - citeUlike
Biophysics resources on the web
- CCNY libraryconnections
to journals and search engines that are free from a CUNY I.P. address;
More than what is available from CUNY (look at Online Electronic Journals). how to use a proxy account from home, interlibrary loans.
This link should be library.ccny.cuny.edu/index
Visualizing proteins on your computer - I will use CHIMERA and PYMOL. You can use any program you like.
- chimera from the Resource for Biocomputing, visualization and informatics
- PYMOL Open source, flexible.
From the Schulten lab a U of Ill.
- Rasmol A molecule viewer that will run on any computer. Good
- Swiss PDB viewer More sophisticated than RASMOL but its also ok.
If you don't have Word/Powerpoint/Excel you can get OPEN OFFICE for free.
Textbooks on line
FOLDITat home - A computer game that lets you fold proteins
New York Times link
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August 20, 2018