Help and hints on using the site
If you have just arrived at the web site you may want to read an introduction to the Sphakia Survey to find out about the project and web site.
The diagram below is map of the site. Click on the map to travel to a particular area (the new page will open in this window, but to return here at any time use the question mark icon situated on each page).
The main way to find your way round this site is by using the menu bar at the top of each page. Hold your mouse over the category you want to look at and a drop down list of the pages within that category will appear. To go to a particular page, click on the correct part of the menu's text. In most recent web browser software the navigation bar will look like the screenshot to the right of this text. In older browsers the menu will appear the same but without the drop down lists. You will still be able to find your way to all the pages in the site by going to the section top pages allowed by the more limited menu.
As well as the navigation bar, which is there to help you find particular areas of the web site, there is also a series of icons repeated to the top left hand side of every page to help you use the site. The icons have the following meanings:
Most of the images on this web site have been kept deliberately small to keep page download times down. However, you should find that if you click on almost any of the images in this site you will be taken to a page containing a larger version of the image, and a caption to tell you more about it. You can return to the page with small version of the image at any time by clicking on the "previous page" link situated underneath the caption. If you want to you can try this out using the image to the right of this text.
There are three databases that can be searched from this site. Each one contains very different fields and records, and so we have written separate, detailed guidelines to help you search each one. You can go direct to the database help information from this page, or on each of the database search interfaces look for the symbol.
The Sphakia Survey: Internet Edition, University of Oxford 2000
Designed and Developed by ACDT at University of Oxford
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