As announced in the release notes accompanying the previous EMBL sequence
database release, we have produced a database retrieval system for Apple
Macintosh computers to work with the EMBL and Swiss-Prot databases on the
EMBL-Search v2.0 is a genuine Macintosh application which closely follows
Apple's user interface guidelines. It allows rapid look-ups of database
entries by accession number, entry names, authors,keywords, taxonomy or full
text searches. Boolean operations are supported. Entries can be exported in
several popular sequence formats. Index files may be moved to a hard disk to
further increase the speed of searches. A database CD-ROM can be easily
mounted on a central server and accessed by other Macs over a local
AppleTalk/EtherTalk network. EMBL-Search makes use of the cross-references
information in the EMBL and Swiss-Prot databases (DR lines). Thus, users can
easily navigate from one database to the other. EMBL-Search comes with an
extensive manual in MS WORD and MacWrite format.
EMBL-Search requires the December 1991 release of the EMBL CD-ROM or later.
It runs on every Macintosh model with System 6.0.5 or later and is fully
System 7 compatible. Of course, a CD-ROM drive is required that supports the
international ISO9660 standard.
EMBL-Search is available free of charge. Copies can be obtained from:
- The EMBL e-mail server:
Send "get mac_software:embl-search.hqx" to netserv at embl-heidelberg.de
- The EMBL ftp server:
Anonymous ftp to ftp.embl-heidelberg.de.
Look for /pub/software/mac/embl-search.hqx
- On floppy disk with a printed version of the manual:
The EMBL Data Library
Phone: +49-6221-387 258
Fax: +49-6221-387 519
E-mail: Datalib at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE
The complete source code is also freely available to allow personal
customisation (mac_software:embl-search_src.hqx on the e-mail server and
/pub/software/mac/embl-search_src.hqx on the ftp server).
EMBL Data Library
Fuchs at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE