How do I add information about my paper to EcoliWiki
Type the last name of an author into the search box on the left and click "Go". You will be given a list of papers in EcoliWiki from that author. If the paper is not in EcoliWiki, see "How do I enter journal articles into the wiki?" below. If it is present, click on the paper you are interested in. As long as you are signed in to EcoliWiki, you will be offered "Edit" buttons on the right-hand side of your screen. Clicking on one of these "Edit" buttons will allow you to enter information about the significance, useful methods, links, etc. When you have finished adding information, click "Save page" and EcoliWiki will show your changes on the paper page.
How do I find information about a particular gene or its product
Type the gene name into the search box on the left and click Go. You will be taken directly to the Quickview page for that gene. Once there, you may select the specific tab to display the desired information.
If the gene product's name is the same as the gene name,e.g. DnaK and dnaK, typing the product name into the search box and clicking Go will take you directly to the Quickview page. However, when the product and gene names are different, e.g. sigma70 and rpoD, you will be taken to a page of Search Results that lists Article title matches and Page text matches. Scroll through the list to find the page you want, which is usually at or near the top of the list. For example, a search for sigma70 will yield a list of Page text matches where the second item is "rpoD::Gene Product(s)."
How do I find information about a gene product if I don't know the name of the gene that encodes it?
Type the name of the gene product in the search box on the left and click the Search button. This will search for matching text within EcoliWiki and produce a page of Search Results listing the pages that contain the text you searched for. Scroll through the list to find the page you want and click on its link to be taken to that page.
Type the plasmid name in the search box on the left and click the Go button. If the plasmid has been entered in EcoliWiki you will be taken to that page. To browse the plasmids index already entered, go here. To enter a new plasmid into EcoliWiki, click on Create new page on the left hand side of the browser window and type the plasmid name into the Plasmid page generator. Click the Edit button and follow the directions.
To search for a specific database, type the name in the search box. If it doesn't come up, you may browse the database index by typing Databases into the search box, or by clicking here Databases. If your database is absent, you may add it by using the Database template generator at the top of the Database page.
To search for a physiological process, type it into the search box. To enter a new physiological process, click the Create new page link in the navigation bar on the left hand side of the page. This will bring you to the Page_Generator. Type in the name of the process you would like to create under the Physiological Process Page heading and click the create button.
How do I enter journal articles into the wiki?
Click the Create new page link in the navigation bar on the left hand side of the page. This will bring you to the Page_Generator. Type in the Pubmed ID number under the literature page heading and click the create button.
How do I view papers already entered into the wiki?
To see if your paper of interest is in EcoliWiki, type PMID:## (## is the Pubmed ID) into the search box and click the Go button.
How do I find additional help if I need it?
If you need additional assistance, please email the Ecoliwiki staff at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer your questions.