You can learn more about ChEBI by reading our tutorials.
- Introduction to ChEBI (MS-Word document)
This section covers an introduction to the ChEBI database. You will learn about the background and motivation for the creation of a database of chemical entities of biological interest at the EBI, as well as the details of the data contained in ChEBI and an overview of how this data is maintained.
- Searching and browsing ChEBI (MS-Word document)
This section covers the ways of searching and browsing the data in ChEBI via the online public user interface. You will learn how to perform simple and advanced text searches in ChEBI as well as chemical structure searches which may be exact, substructure, and similarity searching. You will also learn how to navigate and browse the ChEBI data.
- Understanding the ChEBI ontology (MS-Word document)
This section covers an introduction to the purpose and structure of ontologies within the biosciences, and the ChEBI ontology in particular. You will learn about the organisation of the ChEBI ontology into its four sub-ontologies, and you will learn about the particular ontology relationships which are used within ChEBI. You will learn how to navigate the ChEBI ontology via the ChEBI web interface as well as the Ontology Lookup Service.
- Download and programmatic access (MS-Word document)
This section covers the download and programmatic access facilities available for the ChEBI database. You will learn how to download and install your own copy of the ChEBI data in various formats, and how to navigate the ChEBI dataset programmatically via the web service.
You can also view the ChEBI tutorial powerpoint presentation which accompanies the Tutorial word documents.