The screen is divided into three sections.
From left to right these are:
the Search Column: here users can select criteria to
guide their exploration of the database, as demonstrated under the Sample Searches heading. Making selections here causes
results to appear in the Results List.
the Results List: in this column is displayed the
list of persons or factoids that match the criteria selected in the Search Column. Clicking an item in this list causes a
record to appear in the Record Display.
the Record Display: this section of the screen
displays the record associated with a single individual or factoid in the
database. Typically this record will consist in large part of a list of
other factoids and individuals to which the selected item is connected.
Clicking items in this list will cause the relevant record to appear in the
Record Display, allowing users to follow chains of
connection through the database.