Much of the data that appears on the website comes from the scientific literature. The articles curated for information can be retrieved from the database using the reference search page or links on an object page. For each reference, information includes the title, abstract, and citation. References describing data obtained in bulk from various researchers and other sources are also included.
RGD has two types of references - curated and uncurated. The curation staff has manually reviewed curated references and information relevant to the database has been extracted into the database. Uncurated references are known to contain relevant data but have not yet been manually reviewed. These are found as PubMed links listed in the 'References - uncurated' section of an object report (e.g. a gene report).
Jump to information about the:
1. The Reference Search page is accessed by clicking the 'Data' tab on the home page, followed by 'References' in the blue banner.
2. References can be searched by any word or word fragment in the title or abstract, by the author's last name, and/or by year of publication coupled with another term. Multiple words should be joined by 'AND'; otherwise they will be searched as a phrase. Searches are case insensitive. Example searches are provided above the text entry box. Asterisks serve as wild cards.
3. To see a list of search features and rules, click 'Search Help'.
4. If the previous search page version is preferred, click 'Switch to classic reference search'. 'View all search features' is an alternate link to the search features (3).