It is possible to view the data of interest following two methods: simple browsing and keyword searching.
For simple browsing the first step is selecting lower or upper jaw. In the next step the tribe or in the case of non-bovid taxa, the family must be selected. If interested viewing all members of the tribe or the family, click on the underlining "view all" button. This will give you thumbnail dental images of all taxa that are lower in the selected category or hierarchy. For more specific selection, one can proceed to lower categories as necessary. Total number of included thumbnail images (if less than 16 records) will be shown at the lower right corner of the viewer.
If interested in one of the thumbnail images, a double click on the selected image or a highlight and a click on the "Large Image" button gives a larger image of the thumbnail. At the upper space, the large image include basic descriptions, such as age, common name, upper or lower jaw, dental view and gender, followed by the Smithsonian catalogue number of the displayed specimen.
A click on the "XL image" button, gives extra large image of the selected thumbnail. At the upper-left corner, the XL image include varying viewing options, including further zoom in and zoom out features. Images can be copied to other applications from this window.
The search feature totally relies with keywords included with each image. Included keywords pretty much follow the taxonomic hierarchies of the database categories as well as some basic features, such as common name.
Clicking on the "search" button is the first step in this operation. In the above window, enter a keyword that corresponds to a standard taxonomic category (for example: antilopini, Giraffidae, etc.). Then click on the "search" button, and this will take you to the next level window. Select a word from the list to refine your selection. After the selection is completely refined, a click on the "search" button will produce a list of selected thumbnail images. If satisfied with selection after your second refinement, append the phrase "every" to give you everything included in your selection. For further assistance, refer to the "Help" menu of the Java viewer.
Note that, unlike the Categories viewing feature, searching allows you to view both upper and lower jaw images concurrently.