Search for species in one of the two methods as follows:
I. Simple Search
Enter text to be searched for within either:
(a) the Names/Synomyms, or
(b) the entire text of the Species Page
Press Submit. A list of possible names is given. Highlight the name of interest and press the button, 'display species page'.
II. Advanced Search
When Scientific Name is selected, all of the hierarchy, synonomy and the other species tables are searched for the text you have entered. Otherwise, only the specified entry, such as Kingdom, Order, etc. within the hierarchy table is searched. You can enter a portion of the word or name you are searching for by selecting 'containing' or you can look for only the exact text you have entered. For example, if you enter 'containing' and 'calanus', the list of names will include Calanus finmarchicus as well as Pseudocalanus minutus, Ctenocalanus, etc. (once those pages have been created) but if you only want to find Calanus finmarchicus, choose 'exactly like' from the drop-down list.
When a Phylum is selected, the phylum field within the hierarchy table is searched. Only those phyla that currently have Species Pages will be shown in the drop-down list.
When a Genus is selected, the genus field within the hierarchy table is searched. Only those genera that currently have Species Pages will be shown in the drop-down list.
The program will honor the 'and/or' connectives for the above. A list of species names satisfying the above search criteria will be shown with the option of clicking on one of the choices to view the species page.
When a species selection in the drop-down species option is chosen, that will cause the species page to display for that selection. Other search criteria will be ignored.
No username or password will be needed. Only those species pages that have been accepted for publication are searched
In the future, there will be a check for the existence of a defined username and password in which case one will be able to do more.
October 17, 2006, V1.00 R. Groman, N. Copley