Tutorials/Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is a downloadable application available?
A: **UPDATED!!** Yes, an iPhone (Glossary and Atlas) and iPad App (Glossary and Atlas) are now available!.
(Please note that there are some differences in app functionality between the iPhone version and iPad version).

Q: Is there a tutorial for the iPad or iPhone app?
A: Yes, click here to see the tutorial for the iPad or iPhone app.

Q: When will the online textbook be out?
A: The online textbook is under development and will be available in the near future.

Atlas Tutorial

The full-featured
Atlas has many different options and tools:

This is the main atlas page. Click on each category to either see more information or open up a popup box containing a list of specific entities.

At the bottom of the page, there is a link that takes you to a virtual peripheral smear: " Test your knowledge: Peripheral blood smear." Use this to review entities that may be found in peripheral blood.

A list of entities for the selected category is displayed. You may choose a single entity by clicking the link, or choose multiple entities by selecting the checkboxes and clicking 'Compare Selected.' Notice that some entities are links to full page diagrams.

The entitities will each be displayed in a vertical column, organized by subheadings. There are several options you can do: try hovering over the main picture, clicking to see a full sized image, clicking on [Compare] for comparison with "look-a-likes", and reviewing the cartoon representation at the bottom.

Glossary Tutorial

Several unique features and functions are available on the
Glossary page:

(1) Use the search field to quickly find a term. As you type, a list of terms matching your search query will be displayed. Click on the term to see the full entry. This search feature is also located at the bottom of the home page for convenience.

(2) The Glossary is organized in alphabetical order. Click on a letter to quickly jump to that section within the page. Click "Back to top ^" or the back arrow on your browser to return to the top of the page.

(3) A checkbox is to the left of each Glossary term. Click on the terms you are interested in, then click on the "Compare Selected" button to see the terms side-by-side or click on the "Study mode from selected terms" button to generate a study list of selected terms.

(4) A predetermined study set has been created from selected Glossary terms. Select a study set from the drop down menu to see the study list in a "flash card" format.

(5) Links within the glossary definitions open up convenient popup boxes with the definition inside. Use this as a quick resource as you are reading and learning about the Glossary term.

Content Editors/Website Administrators:
Hooman H. Rashidi, MD; John C. Nguyen, MD