Online Narrated Tutorial Demonstrates How to Use the RCSB PDB


Comprehensive training materials to introduce users to the features and functionality of the RCSB PDB are now freely available at

The new training tools include an online narrated tutorial that demonstrates basic and advanced searches, how to generate reports, the different options for exploring individual structures, and many of the resources and tools available at the RCSB PDB for research and education. The full tutorial runs for about an hour, and can be navigated by specific chapters.

The animated PowerPoint slides used as a basis for the tutorial can be downloaded, along with slide handouts, and exercises. These materials are freely available for teachers and professors to create classroom content.

OpenHelix has also created Quick Reference Cards for the RCSB PDB that highlight search strategies, features and functionality. The cards can be ordered at at no cost; shipping is free within the United States. 

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