The new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Surgery on CD-ROM has been developed using new browser software, with an easy-to-use interface and fresh look and feel. There are several ways to navigate into the data - in addition to a complete Table of Contents and the flexible search engine there is an Index of all chapter titles which features 'speed scrolling' for finding a particular chapter quickly. The free text search is very simple to use and will search the entire OTS 2e content, including captions, contributor names and references. It incorporates both Boolean operators and similar word matching, allowing the user to build up complex queries, as required. All queries are automatically stored in a drop-down menu for quick retrieval and searching can be restricted to chapter titles and previous search results. Internet links from journal references to abstracts in the Medline database on the web allow instant access to a wealth of further information on specific areas of interest. Images and Tables are displayed 'in line' with the text and canbe opened or closed to suit the user's preference.
Users can bookmark sections they use frequently for quick access - these are saved as Favourites. A full online Help file will give users complete information on how to make the most of their OTS 2e software. Users can print chapters and copy to other applications.show more