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Before you continue check the requirements below.
If you have any problems, ask one of the librarians at (510)723-7006.
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1.  Browser
You'll need at least Internet Explorer 4.0, FireFox 1.0, or Chrome 1.0 to use Searchpath.  Mac users: Safari will work with all features except the scoring of quizzes.  If you need to give your instructor quiz results directly from this tutorial, use another browser.

2.  Plug-ins
To experience all the effects, you'll need the Shockwave Flash plug-in, a free application that enhances your browser and makes this site interactive. If you can see the animation below


you already have the plug-in. If you can't see anything, go to the Macromedia Flash Player Download Center and follow their downloading directions. Be sure you have at least Flash 8.0.  Or, you can click on "Non-Flash Version", whenever you get to a Flash page (Note: At present time, some non-flash versions are still in development.  So be sure to download Flash, and allow extra time if you have a slow online connection).

You will also definitely need Java.    Free Java Download

A media player (such as Real or Windows Media) is also recommended (though not necessary).